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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“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)

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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

Which comes first: Production or Exchange?

This is one of those classic chicken and egg questions. There can be no exchange without production but production can only happen if there are preceding exchanges. At first glance it seems that production must be the starting point because if you want to exchange you first have to have produced something to be exchanged. […]

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Your MP needs to know this

Written by Rachel Oliver on September 15, 2017. Stagnating wages, a house price bubble, low investment – Mark Carney and the Bank of England are running out of excuses. Since the 2008 crash his policies have made the rich richer and done nothing for ordinary people....

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11 Reasons Why Germany’s Heidelberg is a Thriving Sharing City

Heidelberg is known as one of the important university towns of Germany, with its university founded in 1386. Millions of tourists flock to this city to visit its Altstadt (the old city) and the castle, which remained intact through World War II. The location on either side of the Neckar river as it exits the Odenwald hills and enters the Rhine plain adds greatly to the beauty of the city (an excellent video of the river as it enters and exits Heidelberg can be seen here).

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Shareable Needs Your Help

For almost a decade, Shareable has shown how people around the world have been creating resilient and equitable societies through sharing and collaboration. We’ve provided a platform to uplift the work of everyday people, community organizers, and city leaders who are helping solve some of the pressing problems facing the world today. While we’ve come a long way, we have much further to go. As a nonprofit, we need the support of our readers to ensure that we can report on inspiring and impactful sharing projects, both locally and globally.

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Is Big Brother is coming to the blockchain?

Financial advisor Jim Rickards thinks so. In a recent article titled, The Global Elites’ Secret Plan for Cryptocurrencies, he says, “…the crypto-hysteria is distracting you from a scary truth no one is talking about. There is every indication that governments, … Continue reading

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Grow Free Improves Food Access in Australia, One Cart at a Time

Andrew Barker and a few friends were working on an organic farm near Meadows, South Australia, eating the fruits and vegetables they grew themselves and doing their best to live in near-self-sufficiency. But when they ran out of fuel, they headed to the supermarket in a nearby town.

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Making monetary policy work for economic justice

Written by Robert Macquarie on September 8, 2017. Welcome news this week came from the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice with the publication of their interim report. Prominent voices in business, politics and academia have lent their weight to the report, which...

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How the Blockchain Could Transform the P2P Economy

If you’ve been hearing the word “blockchain” recently or noticing a lot of excitement about spiking Bitcoin prices, you’re not alone. There is certainly an immense amount of hype about how much money can be made in these areas but these stories and discussions don’t always touch upon the day-to-day utility these developments will have on regular people around the world. Not only that but there isn’t always a great explanation of what these technological developments even do or how they work, as explained to the non-specialists who could benefit from them.

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