Alternative currencies – April 10

•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 English town created its own currency

Complementary currencies

Can a community print its own money? The short answer is a resounding YES and for many this has become a symbol of a Transition town taking the local economy into its own hands. We are very used to using money for exchange and will likely still need it in some form, but ideally one that reduces the problems with conventional money.