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+ This file is part of GNU TALER.
+ Copyright (C) 2014, 2015, 2016 GNUnet e.V.
+ TALER is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
+ terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
+ Foundation; either version 2.1, or (at your option) any later version.
+ TALER is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
+ WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR
+ A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.
+ You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with
+ TALER; see the file COPYING. If not, see <>
+ @author Florian Dold
+ @author Benedikt Muller
+ @author Sree Harsha Totakura
+ @author Marcello Stanisci
+GNU Taler Documentation
+We are building an anonymous, taxable payment system using modern
+cryptography. Customers will use traditional money transfers to send
+money to a digital Exchange and in return receive (anonymized) digital
+cash. Customers can use this digital cash to anonymously pay
+Merchants. Merchants can redeem the digital cash for traditional
+money at the digital Exchange. As Merchants are not anonymous, they can
+be taxed, enabling income or sales taxes to be withheld by the state
+while providing anonymity for Customers.
+Cryptography is used to ensure that none of the participants can
+defraud the others without being detected immediately; however, in
+practice a fradulent Exchange might go bankrupt instead of paying the
+Merchants and thus the Exchange will need to be audited regularly like
+any other banking institution.
+The system will be based on free software and open protocols.
+In this document, we describe the REST-based APIs between the various
+components, internal architecture of key components, and how to get them
+Taler HTTP Core Protocol Specification
+The *Protocol Specification* defines the HTTP-based, predominantly RESTful
+interfaces between the core components of Taler.
+.. toctree::
+ :maxdepth: 2
+ api-common
+ api-error
+ api-exchange
+ api-merchant
+ api-bank
+ wireformats
+.. toctree::
+ :maxdepth: 2
+ global-licensing