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)

The New Approach to Freedom

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.

Does this sound like you? Join Us!

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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

What in the world is going on? — Part 3

George Friedman, professional geopolitical analyst, founder of STRATFOR and author of The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century seems quite knowledgeable about history and the current status of military and economic power around the world.  In the … Continue reading

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10 Noteworthy Experiences at OuiShare Fest 2017

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.

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Dutch support for a virtual euro

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 Article

The post Dutch support for a virtual euro appeared first on International Movement for Monetary Reform.

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Aaron Schwartz, revolutionary genius

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.

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Money: the Unauthorised Biography








This lucid and readable book traverses monetary history and philosophy to explain why money is no longer a tool for social justice, and indicates the kinds of solutions that could set it straight.

Download zip file (140MB).

Buy the paper book here.

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Just 9 Weeks Left Until 2017 IRTA Convention — Register Now!

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 …

The post Just 9 Weeks Left Until 2017 IRTA Convention — Register Now! appeared first on IRTA — International Reciprocal Trade Association.

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