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Re: [Taler] 36C3 Demo

From: David Kleuker
Subject: Re: [Taler] 36C3 Demo
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2020 17:38:58 +0100 (CET)


i think an independent free software android app
with an open standard format would be better.

Similar to PassAndroid, maybe that could be used as a base.


Such an open standard could be used by any app and
the FSFE could promote it as open standard.

The free software app should provide all the fancy features
a user would expect from a cloud app like graphs and analytics, but all locally.

That would be indeed perfect for Prototype Fund and probably other funds.

Maybe ligi is interested to start such a project?

kind regards

> Florian Dold <address@hidden> hat am 7. Januar 2020 um 14:19 geschrieben:
> On 1/7/20 12:40 PM, Hartmut Goebel wrote>>> That would help with the new
> law in germany where customers need to get
> >>> a receipt in all stores ("Bonpflicht").
> > 
> > We could try to make this into a selling point for Taler.
> That's a great idea, and there's also another project idea hidden in
> there: E-Bon management.  The GNU Taler wallet already needs to manage
> users' purchases and sync them in a privacy-conscious way.
> There are already some shops in Germany (like Rewe) where you can,
> instead of getting a wasteful paper receipt, use their app to receive
> the E-Bon.  What's terrible though is that this is just covering up
> another customer data collection scheme, they require you to give your
> payback card, otherwise you won't receive an E-Bon.
> Maybe for smaller businesses this would be a use-case for Taler even if
> no e-cash is involved.  You pay, and then scan a QR code or NFC tag at
> the shop's counter.  If scanning fails or there is no internet, a paper
> receipt is printed (potentially with a QR code where you can add the
> receipt to your wallet later).  If scanning succeeds, the wallet
> contacts the merchant backend and downloads the E-Bon.
> This way even people/businesses that are not primarily interested in the
> E-Cash aspect would have a reason to use Taler ;-)
> If somebody wants to apply with this idea for the next Prototype Fund
> round, I'd be happy to help with that.  That sounds like a great match,
> it has privacy and environmental protection (no dead trees for buying a
> pretzel) in there.
> - Florian

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