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Will the ScotPound Succeed as a Parallel Currency?

How could we create money to serve the 99%?

Is Localism a Sufficient focus for Intentional Currencies?

Mainstream money, largely because of the way it is issued, rented out and (mis)allocated into first use, is a primary driver of inequality, unfairnesses, poor productivity and environmental damage.

Peak Oil Ass-Backwards: Forget Austerity and Grexit – it's Time for a Gretaway!

Austerity and "Grexits" are only going to result in more and more people getting triaged from the industrial economy and, no less, from such basics as food. The alternative? Gretaway!

New Currencies and their Relationship with Fiat Currency

Creating and maintaining a currency without any interaction with fiat is clearly a challenge. It’s like asking fish to reinvent water while they are swimming around in it.

The Other Side of the Coin

In a deprived district of the small Belgian city of Ghent, the local Toreke coin reveals how big the transformative impact of alternative currency systems can be.

A Dark Knight is Better than No Knight at All: Why We Need Bitcoin Despite its Flaws

It is only by zooming in and out, and considering the interplay between these absolute and relative perspectives that we can start to detect the complex power dynamics within Bitcoin.

Alternative Currencies Are Bigger Than Bitcoin: How They’re Building Prosperity From London to Kenya

If you followed the recent trial of Ross Ulbricht, the Bitcoin entrepreneur convicted of money laundering and drug trafficking through the notorious "Silk Road" website, the commercial use of alternative currencies might sound a little nefarious.

A maverick currency scheme from the 1930s could save the Greek economy

An astonishing money creation scheme from the 1930s that could help to save the Greek economy.

The Mainstream Money Mess – three aspects… and what they mean for new money-forms

This article looks at three of the most poisonous aspects of Mainstream Money from the perspective of a currency designer exploring new money-forms...

Announcing the Community Currency Knowledge Gateway

After years of work and international experimentation, NEF is excited to announce the launch of an innovative and practical tool for developing modern community currencies.

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