Hullcoin: Can Blockchain Unlock the Hidden Value in Hull’s Economy?

Enter David Shepherdson and Lisa Bovill, from Kaini Industries, who launched Hullcoin which enables people who engage with charities and community groups across the city of Hull to earn digital coins by volunteering and undertaking activities that benefit themselves.

What Would a Co-op Coin ICO Look Like?

Co-op coins are not a new concept but the days of trading locally minted coins for a pint of milk or a loaf of bread are long gone. Instead, the rising interest in digital currencies and rapid increase in the number of Initial Coin Offerings looks set to make 2018 “the year of the crypto currency”.

The energy of Bitcoin, the information economy and the (possible) decentralization of the world

[Despite reservations], I find one aspect of the blockchain technology behind the explosion in digital currencies to be promising. This technology offers a possible path for decentralizing banking and finance and myriad other Internet-related services we’ve come to rely on from big corporations.

Moeda: The Cooperative Cryptocurrency That Aims to Advance Financial Inclusion

Can the boom in cryptocurrencies help achieve inclusive, cooperative growth? That’s what Moeda, a cooperative crypto-credit banking platform seeks to accomplish. The group’s well on its way. It recently concluded an initial coin offering in August of this year that raised $20 million dollars.

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Local Currencies

The world is on fire lately with the exponential growth of Bitcoin and other electronic cryptocurrencies. While some see these as speculative bubbles that are tied to nothing, used on the dark web to ransom hacked computers, and profligate users of electricity, others see Bitcoin and its ilk as our liberation from nation states and their central banks. Both could be true. Perhaps more important is that the platform underpinning Bitcoin, called blockchain technology, and later advances such as Ethereum, have the potential to completely transform the way that the world operates.

Greece: Alternative Economies & Community Currencies Pt. 3 – FairCoop

Tools born from the internet, applied across autonomous networks and movements seeking alternatives to capitalism, are providing the infrastructure of alternative societies. In the last of our specials on community currencies and alternative economies, we showcase FairCoop, a self-organized and self-managed global cooperative created through the internet outside the domain of the nation-state.

The English City With Its Own Cryptocurrency: Q&A With the Founders of HullCoin

The staff at the nonprofit organization HullCoin has done something very unusual in the city of Hull in northeast United Kingdom. They’ve launched their own local cryptocurrency — programmed on top of Bitcoin to be issued by nonprofits and social institutions — as a way of combating financial exclusion and other problems that are at the root of poverty. Residents of Hull can earn HullCoins, which can be used at various places around the city. It’s an innovative model. But how exactly does it work?