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.
Articles: Alternative Currencies (105)
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.
An astonishing money creation scheme from the 1930s that could help to save the Greek economy.
This article looks at three of the most poisonous aspects of Mainstream Money from the perspective of a currency designer exploring new money-forms...
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.
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.
We need to learn how to earn, save and invest a new kind of coin. Consider BEETCOIN.
Imagine an online cooperative that supports economic equality around the world and is free from state control. This is the vision for Fair.coop.
A key element of the Fair-Coop vision is a cryptocurrency, Faircoin, which has been designed to adapt the block-chain technology of Bitcoin with a more socially constructive design.