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This page documents the GNU Taler history.

2016-10: Taler Wallet for Firefox online

We now have a first version of the Taler wallet for Firefox. For now, a development build of Firefox is required. Installation instructions are on the Wallet page.

2016-09: Taler Web Payments paper published

We just finished the camera-ready version of our paper on how to use Taler for Web payments. This paper does not discuss the cryptography behind Taler, but focuses on the practical aspects of how the wallet and the merchants interact over the Web. Hence, this paper should be a good read for anyone who wants to integrate Taler support with their Web site. We have posted the paper here.

2016-08: Taler Systems S.A. created

We now have a business entity for Taler. Potential investors may contact the executive team at clevel@taler.net.

2016-06: GNU Taler 0.0.0 released

We have reached our first big milestone, the 0.0.0 release! The release includes implementations of a bank, exchange, merchant and wallet and is available on the GNU FTP mirrors.
While the exchange implements the complete protocol, the implementations of merchant and wallet are both fundamentally incomplete and still lack key features, including important error handling. GNU Taler still lacks an implementation of an auditor or logic for integration with "real" banks. Thus, this release should not yet be used for actual financial transactions.
That said, you can already setup your own functional payment system and run your own toy currency -- or just try out the demo using the Chrome/Chromium browser at demo.taler.net.
Please provide feedback to our bug tracker. There, you can also find our roadmap which contains a list of known open issues and our plans for the near future.

2015-12: Taler Demo for Chrome/Chromium online

We finally have a first simple demo for Taler online. The Firefox-variant still needs some love, but you can start to try out the demo using the Chrome/Chromium browser at demo.taler.net. Please provide feedback to our bug tracker.

2015-02x: Taler becomes an official GNU package

Taler was accepted into the GNU project today. GNU will offer advice, advocacy and cooperation --- and host our official public mailinglist taler@gnu.org.

2014-11: Launching taler.net

Welcome to our new site about the Taler electronic payment system.