“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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Latest News from the World of Complementary Currencies
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. […]read more
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....read more
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).
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.
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.
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...read more
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.
Written by Positive Money on September 8, 2017. Central banks have the power to tackle the urgent problem of climate change. It’s time to hold them to account, write Josh Ryan-Collins and Frank van Lerven from the New Economics Foundation in their latest report: The...read more