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As a policy associate with the Centre for Internet and Society sva has been in India for the first time in 2013. In the year of Snowden she organized multiple cryptoparties and is also a member of the cryptoparty-admin-team. Besides she is an active part with one of the oldest hacker associations in the world, the Chaos Computer Club and (co-) founded and mentored various hackspaces.

Among hackers in India she might also be known for her grounding and founding work on and Today sva continues working on the goal to have privacy by default for everyone together with the swiss p≡p foundation. She holds a diploma/master in social/cultural anthropology and computer science from Munich.

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GNU Taler is an online payment system that uses Chaum's blind signatures to provide robust unbreakable privacy for customers along with accountability for merchants. Taler avoids the the performance issues that plague Byzantine fault-tolerant consensus-based solutions, and is developed entirely as free software, enabling groups outside the usual financial system to deploy online payments.

These two features, along with GNU Taler being developer entirely as free software, allow Taler to provide far cheaper transactions than the existing financial system, or block-chain based alternatives. In particular, Taler can realistically be deployed by groups outside the usual financial system.

In the 30 minute presentation, we will give a demonstration of Taler. In the subsequent workshop we invite Web shop developers to sit down with us to work together on adding Taler support to your Web shop or Web site.

If desired, we can explain the internals of the Taler protocol, including how it accomplishes goals such as partial spending and anonymous refunds.

2017 May 21 - 11:30
30 min
hillhacks 2017
Conference 18-21 May