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.

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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 Quebec Can Teach Us About Creating a More Equitable Economy

Welcome to everyday life in Quebec — Canada’s second largest province with 8.2 million people. Here:

  • Business owners gather at an elegant Montreal event center to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a large-scale economic partnership. The former chief of Quebec’s largest bank is the guest of honor.

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Podcast: Author Richard Wolff on What Comes After Capitalism

Unemployment is down and the stock market is up. So all’s well with the economy, right? Many politicians and economists would like us to think that, but in this Upstream Podcast, Richard D. Wolff, author of “Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens,” explains how this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Not only is the recession that started in 2008 far from over, but we might actually be witnessing the collapse of capitalism as we know it.

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Inflation rises and living standards fall: how can the Bank of England respond?

Most recent figures suggest that consumer prices are increasing, while average wages are stagnating – meaning that people across the country are facing higher costs of living. To finance higher costs of living, more and more people are borrowing. In the … Continue reading

The post Inflation rises and living standards fall: how can the Bank of England respond? appeared first on Positive Money.

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UC’s Best 1st Quarter Ever – 4.2 Million in Trading!

UC finished the 1st Quarter of 2017 strong by recording 1,060,852 of barter transactions in March! All three months of the 1st quarter of 2017 were all-time monthly trading records for UC! UC’s 1st quarter record of 4,270,928 represents a 55% increase over last year’s 1st quarter results. “UC is providing real trading benefits to its participating exchanges at a …

The post UC’s Best 1st Quarter Ever – 4.2 Million in Trading! appeared first on IRTA — International Reciprocal Trade Association.

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New Zealand tour is underway! See pix and schedule, tell your NZ friends

Hello! I’m having the most splendid time in New Zealand. Mutual Aid Networks has been very very good to me 🙂 And I’m extremely happy to report that we’ll be having another pilot site come online soon, The MANA – Mutual Aid Network of Aotearoa. Aotearoa is the Maori name for this land. For those…

The post New Zealand tour is underway! See pix and schedule, tell your NZ friends appeared first on Mutual Aid Networks.

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2017 Spring Newsletter

In this edition October 2016 Tour Report 2017 June Workshop in Greece Global monetary system is headed over the cliff—An Open letter to Jim Rickards Solar Dollars Geopolitics __________________________________________ October 2016 Tour Report During my October 2016 tour, I gave … Continue reading

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A Shareable Explainer: What is Values-based Banking?

Where we put our money matters — not only for our own financial security but to ensure the wellbeing of our planet. Following the financial crisis of 2009, more and more people have been turning to ethical banking services that value economic, social, and environmental impact. 

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