Bitcoin sometimes appears akin to an illegal immigrant, trying to decide whether to seek out a rebellious existence in the black-market economy, or whether to don the slick clothes of the Silicon Valley establishment.
Articles: Alternative Currencies (95)
One currency seems not to be able to serve every human need alone.
We used to live in a world where money was the thing that enabled things to happen. But with dollars becoming more and more scarce, success will only come if we develop a myriad of alternative economies to empower our work.
In a self-serving attempt to be recognised as a science, orthodox economics treats human input to its economic models as soulless homogeneous stereotyped behaviours and values.
Resilience and ingenuity are trademarks of impoverished communities here in Kenya. When we first introduced Bangla-Pesa it had a few ups and downs, but now it is being used in ways we had never imagined.
Beyond God and state, it’s money that rules. Can we still imagine alternatives?
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?
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.