What Are Complementary Currencies?

Complementary Currencies are monetary networks that operate in complement to the national currency, and generally below the national level. Groups, neighbourhoods, communities, towns, cities, regions and provinces can design and implement their own complementary...
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Start Your Own Complementary Currency

The Complementary Currency Resource Center is the place to go for all the resources, information and support you need to design and implement your own complementary currency system.
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Complementary Currency Systems Worldwide

The CC Database, designed by the CC Resource Center, is your source for detailed information on Complementary Currency Systems worldwide.
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Complementary Currency Research Group

The CC Research Group was formed by Stephen DeMeulenaere in 2002 to bring students, academics, authors, researchers and others interested in a deeper understand into the philosphy, theory, design and analysis of complementary currency systems.
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What We Do

We’re an international, multi-lingual, cross-disciplinary network of mutually-supportive monetary activists, promoters, practitioners, coders, researchers and change makers.

We collaborate on the design, implementation, research, training and dissemination of best practices in complementary currency systems.

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Upcoming Events

10-14 May 2017
4th International Conference on Social & Complementary Currency Systems in Barcelona, Spain

12 December 2016
Money and Society Summit in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

6 October 2016
DigiPay 4 Growth Conference in Vienna, Austria.

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Latest Additions to the Complementary Currency Library and Database

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Latest News from the World of Complementary Currencies

Quantitative Easing should fund infrastructure, says BlackRock (FT)

The European Central Bank should retool its asset-purchase programme to fund a wave of new infrastructure spending across the continent, according to one of the world’s most powerful bond managers, reads Financial Times, 7th Dec 2016. We didn’t expect to ever … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with our financial system? Chief Economics Commentator of Financial Times explains. (Video)

In just 4 minutes Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator of Financial Times, clearly states point by point what is the problem with our current financial system and how we can fix it: “We have a really perverse situation, where we … Continue reading

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Could you donate a small gift for an older person who will be alone over the Christmas period?

The winter months are kicking in, and it’s time for mulled wine, carols, festive headgear and parties accompanied by barely tolerable Christmas pop songs. But not everybody in our community is fortunate enough to have friends or family around to enjoy the season with. We’re teaming up with Age UK‘s No one should have no one […] Please visit the source of this content, Brixton Pound.

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Scott Whitmer Receives IRTA’s Prestigious 2016 David Wallach Outstanding Achievement Award

David Wallach was one of the barter industry’s finest leaders and visionaries. David’s remarkable contributions to the barter industry spanned 30+ years. He served as IRTA’s President from September 2007 until March of 2011, at which time the IRTA Global Board of Directors unanimously named him President Emeritus of IRTA. David served as IRTA’s President Emeritus until his passing on …

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Win B£1,000 this Christmas!

The very special Xmas Bonus is on! Buy a ticket for £1 and enter a draw to win B£1,000, or one of 22 runner up prizes – including original B£ merchandise and 12 mystery prizes donated by Brixton businesses this Christmas! Raffle draw on 16th December 22 runner-up prizes: new prizes donated by Brixton businesses […] Please visit the source of this content, Brixton Pound.

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Keen, Hudson Unpick Historical Path to Global Recovery

REAL VISION INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT: Featuring: Michael Hudson, Steve Keen Published date: 22nd of November 2016 Synopsis: With two renegade economists in one room in London for 90 minutes you can expect some pretty controversial opinions about the current economic establishment. This film has all the makings of a Real Vision classic, as Steve Keen interviews Continue Reading

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Global population does not want commercial banks to stay responsible for creating most of the money

More than 23,000 people in 20 countries were asked about who they think actually creates 95% of the money in circulation and who they think should create most of the money. These questions were part of the Glocalities survey of … Continue reading

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Trump the 1%

Michael Hudson: Donald Trump Wants to Make the 1% Even Richer,” The Real News Network, November 18, 2016. Economist Michael Hudson explains how economic terms like capital gains are deployed to mislead the public about who is benefiting from economic policy and where wealth is going. SHARMINI PERIES, TRNN: Welcome back to the Real News Continue Reading

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