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Re: [Taler] Taler for local currencies, local electronic currency called
Re: [Taler] Taler for local currencies, local electronic currency called "e-Chiemgauer"?
Sat, 2 Jul 2022 11:56:00 +0200
I had the same question as Daniel!
And remembered the local currency "Chiemgauer"
and found, it has – beside voucher system – a digital money, electronic
currency called "e-Chiemgauer" resp. Regiocard!
Two articles from their service provider "REGIOS eG" [eG = legal
cooperative n Germany].
Translated with DeepL (free version)
One card - many possibilities.
The Regiocard can be used to make cashless payments. Consumers register
free of charge with their Regiogeld [local currency] association and
receive their Regiocard within 14 days. The Regiocard works like an EC*
card: customers can use it to "withdraw" vouchers from their account or
pay directly at the terminal at the checkout.
With this card, Regiogeld [local currency] has arrived in the modern
world of electronic payments. It makes using Regiogeld [local currency]
simple and easy to understand - for providers, consumers and associations.
In order to be able to offer the service to consumers, entrepreneurs
receive payment software from Regios eG. This is already included in the
monthly fee. If desired, REGIOS eG will take care of integration at the
point of sale.
Regios eG is currently the computing center for the "Chiemgauer" and the
"Sterntaler" [both are local currency]. We ensure that the Regiogeld
cash register is correct, that Regiogeld [local currency] users can pay
conveniently and comfortably, and that larger sums can be moved with the
help of electronic Regiogeld.
With the successful Chiemgauer model project, we have been successfully
demonstrating the possible uses of Regiogeld for several years. In order
to be able to move a turnover of four million Chiemgauer, a silent
processing system is needed in the background. Paying by card and
automatically benefiting a good cause, transferring 10,000 Chiemgauer at
the push of a button or withdrawing 100 Chiemgauer in cash. No problem
with the REGIOS computer center. We offer you a complete system from a
If you don't want to reinvent the wheel and want to set up a successful
Regiogeld project with the most modern possibilities, contact us and
simply fill out the contact form."
A Regio account is a normal bank account to which the Regiogeld [local
currency] rules are applied. This enables us to implement Regiogeld
[local currency] in the established banking system. To use a Regiogeld
[local currency] account, a bank account must be opened at a regional
bank of your choice and a data center service form must be filled out.
Then Regios eG applies the Regiogeld rules to this account.
For our Regiocard, the Regiogeld [local currency] accounts are the
technical basis. Companies and associations participating in the
Regiocard system need a Regiogeld [local currency] account. Consumer
payments and distributions for associations are posted to this account.
For payments between regio accounts (i.e. from regio account to regio
account), no re-exchange fee is due. This regional fee is only charged
when payments are transferred from a regio account to another bank
account that is not part of the regio account system."
Sounds interesting right? How they are applying their "Regiogeld" [local
currency] rules to usual bank account?
Best regards Thomas
Am 30.06.22 um 13:46 schrieb Sebastian Javier Marchano:
sounds like a good place to use GNU Taler if you have the correct
Personally, I don't know any project that has passed all the
regulations to guarantee the correct usage of the capital (like AML or
Happy to help or answer any other questions.
On Wed, 29 Jun 2022 at 22:58, Daniel Gagnon
In Quebec City we have a local currency meant to boost the local
and encourage people locally. It kinda works like a physical
mint echange canadian dollars for local dollars and gives that money
back to merchants when they bring the local money customers brought.
So far there are 450 participating local businesses and 180K of that
money that circulates. If I understood correctly how Taler works, it
would be a good digital complement. Do you know of any similar
that used Taler in this manner?
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