“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
Written by Edward Smythe on July 19, 2017. The Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) – the government’s fiscal watchdog – has released a ‘Fiscal Risk Report’. Positive Money welcomes its in-depth analysis, but we are concerned with its central findings. In the OBR’s...read more
Last year, we continued to launch our umbrella cooperative that is now called HUMANs – short for Humans United in Mutual Aid Networks – and started connecting various local MAN pilot sites in the USA and internationally. Right now, we are getting ready to move into the second phase of building it all out and…read more
There is a growing potential for “United Cities” to replace the United Nations, according to Mark Watts, executive director of C40, a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. This statement was quite fitting for the opening plenary of the fifth annual Ouishare Fest in Paris, France, this month. This year’s event focused on the great potential of cities.
Public debate on monetary reform is on in the Netherlands. Increasingly, the focus is on the virtual euro. Last month Dutch NGO for monetary reform, Ons Geld, held a conference in Amsterdam. Over 600 attendees, among which Dutch and European politicians, probed the status of the reform movement. In 2015 Ons Geld got support of… View Articleread more
I could not help but be moved by watching this documentary about the life and death of Aaron Schwartz. Aaron fought for justice and for open access to the information commons. We all owe him a great debt of gratitude.read more
We are only 9 weeks away from the IRTA convention – now is the time to register to make sure you don’t miss the most important industry event of the year! This year’s 38th Annual International Convention is being held at the 4.5 star all-inclusive Grand Oasis Resort in Cancun, Mexico from September 14th to 16th, 2017. The extremely affordable …
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