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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.

Can a Complementary Currency Help End Poverty?

A Q&A with John Boik founder of the Principled Societies Project and author of the book Economic Direct Democracy: A Framework to End Poverty and Maximize Well-Being.

Slow Money & the new Beetcoin

We need to learn how to earn, save and invest a new kind of coin. Consider BEETCOIN.

Fair Coop

Imagine an online cooperative that supports economic equality around the world and is free from state control. This is the vision for Fair.coop.

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