Seems like it wouldn't be beyond the realm of possibility to do some kind of Activity Pub enabled store front?
Build some Activity Pub functionality in to a platform like WooCommerce.
All transactions would happen on the sellers personal sites. The federation functionality would be for discoverability, cross promotion, etc.
@ajroach42 shoot now I want to retrofit my Tryton e-shop with federation.
Also I wonder if GNU Taler needs a compelling (federated) application to gain traction as a payment processing system.
@ajroach42 there is a bit of a misconception about GNU Taler being associated with blockchain or being a cryptocurrrency when its aims seem to be more to provide an accountable, privacy-respecting and open standard for transaction processing so you are not beholden to any particular payment processor.
It's a shame the mindspace around digital currency is so dominated by blockchain BS because it would still be nice to have a decent way to transact amongst people and merchants and institutions like credit unions without a Paypal or Stripe or the like getting in the way...
at least until such time we've finally gotten around to fully automating gay space communism
@msh I think it's a log way until GNU Taller gains any amount of traction. What I would like to see for now at least in Europe (EEA to be exact) would be an FOSS community-backed service for accessing the PSD 2 payment initiation service api (PIS) provided by banks. It would not solve the privacy problem, but at least pride a solid alternative for services like PayPal in terms of transactions with instant confirmation. @ajroach42 @jollyrogue
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