What would it be like if we did a local currency at scale, across a whole city? What would it be like if we had an electronic means of exchange as well as a paper currency?
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Solar Coin is a crypto currency specifically intended to stimulate solar energy production.
In order for sharing to be a successful alternative to the status quo, we need one important ingredient: people. Sharing requires a motivated, passionate community, whether physical or digital.
The current financial system is addicted to growth, through such things as the debt-based creation of money, the charging of interest upon debts, and the growth assumptions embedded in the valuation of shares and other financial assets.
Credibles' brilliant model is one part loyalty program, one part Slow Money investment, one part crowdfunding campaign, and one part credit currency.
A delegate to the recent Community Currencies conference in The Hague proposed that changing behaviour should be the ‘fourth function of money’, so it may be timely to explore the implications of this line of thinking a little further.
The economy is big news, and a big worry. But there are as many economies as we need. There are global, national, regional, and neighborhood economies. There are economies for greed, destruction, and exploitation, as well as for generosity, creativity, and love. And there are as many types of …
Gavin Andresen, the lead scientist for the Bitcoin Foundation (and one of its only two staff members) sat down with a few of us at the UMass Amherst Knowledge Commons meeting on Wednesday. Having read so much hype and misinformation about Bitcoin over the past few months, I was excited to …
•The Other Side of the Coin in Spain •Avoiding Economic Collapse: Complementary Currencies •Social currencies gain strength in Brazil •Digital Gold Rush: The Bitcoin Boom and Its Many Risks •Bitcoin interest spikes in Spain as Cyprus financial crisis grows •Why one …
Bang Goes the Theory •Euros discarded as impoverished Greeks resort to bartering •Ending the Era of Ponzi Finance •The Most Depressing Economic Idea of 2012: The (Near) End of Growth •'Humanity Is Still on the Way to Destroying Itself'