So @firstname.lastname@example.org just put GNU Talor on my radar - https://www.taler.net/en/
This looks like an abstraction similar to Square Cash that's open and flexible. There's more work to be done in (mobile device support, having multiple-device, one-wallet things) but it's NOT a cryptocurrency - it's a fucking payment PROCESSOR)
Why am I kinda excited for this?
Tbh, I want this to be something that within my OS; I have payment info stored and if I go into Plasma Discover, elementary's App Store or like doing a checkout on the Web, it just say "Pay" and uses _that_.
That's where the future of digital payments should have gone - my computer/device determines what works and how it works. This + allowing me to specify how to pay for things (use my BTC 🤢 or my business banking account? maybe pull from Venmo?)
@ishiku bruh this is something Patreon could use itself as opposed to the whole bank transfer / PayPal options.
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