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Articles: Alternative Currencies (109)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.