- Developer Corner
- Recent posts
|Title||Enabling Secure Web Payments with GNU Taler|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Burdges, J, Dold, F, Grothoff, C, Stanisci, M|
|Conference Name||6th International Conference on Security, Privacy and Applied Cryptographic Engineering|
|Keywords||blind signatures, GNUnet, incentives, payments, Taler, web|
GNU Taler is a new electronic online payment system which provides privacy for customers and accountability for merchants. It uses an exchange service to issue digital coins using blind signatures, and is thus not subject to the performance issues that plague Byzantine fault-tolerant consensus-based solutions.
We also include the perspective of merchants, as existing systems have often struggled with securing payment information at the merchant's side. Here, challenges include avoiding database transactions for customers that do not actually go through with the purchase, as well as cleanly separating security-critical functions of the payment system from the rest of the Web service.