researchXchange: The GNU Taler Payment System 08. April 2022

08.04.2022, 12.00–12.45 Uhr – Biel, Quellgasse 25, Aula / online, Teams


The GNU Taler Payment System

GNU Taler is a Free Software privacy-friendly payment system from the GNU project.  Taler does not use a blockchain: monetary policies are expected to be set by a central bank.  Digital money can be issued either by commercial banks or by the central bank. Paying with Taler is extremely efficient: customers authorise transactions with one click. Then the system takes only a few milliseconds to finalise the transactions. In this lecture, we will introduce the political goals, architecture and technology behind Taler, demonstrate the current state of development and outline likely future developments.


Christian Grothoff

Christian Grothoff is professor for computer network security at the Bern University of Applied Sciences, researching future Internet architectures. His research interests include compilers, programming
languages, software engineering, networking, security and privacy.


  • Startdatum 08.04.2022, 12.00–12.45 Uhr
    In Kalender eintragen
  • Ort Biel, Quellgasse 25, Aula / online, Teams