“We need not petition Congress and we need not waste time to denounce bankers, for they can neither help nor hinder our natural right to extend credit to each other, and this is the perfect basis for a money system.”E.C. Riegel (1879-1953)
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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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.
Latest Additions to the Complementary Currency Library and Database
Latest News from the World of Complementary Currencies
IRTA’s 38th Annual International Convention at the Grand Oasis Resort in Cancun. Mexico was a smashing success! Attendees gathered from all over the globe to participate in IRTA’s industry based educational, advocacy and exchange support services. Community Connect Trade Association’s Founder & CEO, Annette Riggs, received this year’s much deserved Barter Hall of Fame Award, and John Strabley, CEO of …read more
A day in the life of our Nairobi Coordinator
Charles Hugh Smith’s article, Loving Our Debt-Serfdom: Our Neofeudal Status Quo, exposes the stark reality and brilliantly explains our current predicament. Smith begins by defining the terms, Neoliberal, Neocolonial, and Neofeudal, then goes on to explain how they operate in … Continue readingread more
In her engrossing TED Talk, business owner Niki Okuk explores three key themes: racism, economic oppression, and privilege, and how they relate to cooperate economics. Okuk, who runs tire recycling company Rco Tires, shares her personal story of starting the business, but puts it in larger, historical context. “So a lot of people ask, ‘How did Rco come to be,'” Okuk says. “And I have to be really honest.
Written by Robert Macquarie on September 20, 2017. It has been 10 years after the financial crash of 2007-8 and the dysfunction of our banking system is finally under scrutiny. A recent event for Positive Money on 18th September 2017 saw 200 people gather at the RSA...read more
Pop traders Bharat & Jean help turn murky storage space into brand spanking new gym for local club Afewee
Afewee Boxing & Football Club, an integral part of the Brixton community, was set up by local Steadman Scott in ’97 in order to fill a gap in society. Seeing young black teenagers and kids spending their spare time out on the street, Scott, who’d been working for Crystal Palace FC, sought to create direction, […]read more
“This type of excitement from traders, increasing trade volumes and trust among community members have been key reasons why our office at Kawangware.”