“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.
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Written by Rachel Oliver on August 23, 2017. The Festival of Debate is an annual festival that is made up of a series of panel discussions, debates, Q&As, artistic responses and keynote speeches in Sheffield, aiming to create a meaningful dialogue around key...read more
When I began writing about the sharing economy in 2009, the eclectic array of struggling, communitarian-minded tech start-ups in San Francisco, California, were just one small part of a vast number of sharing innovations that made up what we at Shareable saw as an era-defining transformation in how people create value.
Can complementary currencies as a Universal Basic Income fill both conventional and cooperative development paradigms?
Our first maize milling factory has been setup as backing for a rural community currency.
Your smartphone or tablet’s home screen isn’t just for apps. Whatever platform you’re using, you can pin the CES mobile website to your home screen so you can quickly access it. Android Launch Chrome for Android and go to http://mobi.community-exchange.org. Tap the Chrome menu button and tap Add to homescreen. Enter CES for the shortcut […]read more
A new function has been added to allow you to print a sheet of personalised membership cards for yourself. Such cards are useful at markets, where you should present yours to the seller to enter onto the trading sheet. Too often members forget their account numbers and then give someone else’s. This creates problems all […]read more
Marijuana-related businesses in California could play a role in shaking up the U.S. banking sector. Earlier this month, California’s state treasurer John Chiang called a meeting to explore the issue of banking access for businesses in the marijuana industry — and the possibility of doing it through a publicly-owned bank.
Chiang said that interest in public banking was gaining traction due to “a deep public dissatisfaction with our private banking system.”
Written by Edward Smythe on August 16, 2017. Last December, in a Bank of England (BoE) speech entitled the ‘Spectre of Monetarism’(1), its governor Mark Carney said that ‘over the past decade real earnings have grown at the slowest rate since the mid-19th Century’. To...read more