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This article includes information from earlier versions of the Sustainable community action wiki. There may be a case for merging this article with Community Currencies. If you would like to discuss this proposal, please comment via the talk page


This article is about community currencies including barter, give or take schemes, LETS - local exchange trading systems, and time banks.

Advantages[edit]

These include retaining a higher proportion of spend within the local economy, community cohesion and community development. See also: Benefits of local currency W

Resources[edit]

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Other

  • Cyclos, open source online banking software for Microfinance institutions, local banks (in developing countries) and complementary currency systems like LETS, Barter networks and Time banks.
  • the Lewes Pound, (UK) Free Guide to Setting Up Local Currencies, Transition Network, 10 Dec 2009

Research[edit]

International Journal of community currency research

Video[edit]

more video: Complementary & Alternative Currency Video Library

News and comment[edit]

2017

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Yorkshire and the Humber: The English City With Its Own Cryptocurrency: Q&A With the Founders of HullCoin, Oct 23 [1]

Canada: A Toolkit for Establishing a Great Lakes Commons, Sep 18 [2]

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How One City in Spain Launched a Local Currency, Jun 8 [3]

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Grassroots Economics: Complementary Currencies for community resilience in Kenya, Feb 22 [4]

2016

Bristol to Barcelona: “Be as ambitious as possible with new local currency” Nov 23 [5]

“Blockchain Community Solar: the Value of a Renewable Energy Reputation” by @ConsenSysLLC, May 11 [6]

See also[edit]

  • local information can be found, or shared, via our many location pages


Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Local currency, Time-based currency, Cyclos

External links[edit]

  • Bliive, is the first social network for time exchange. It is originally from Brazil, today is established in the United Kingdom and has more than 60000 users in 100 countries. The platform is free of charge and the company profits from Bliive Groups, a solution for companies, co-workings, universities and schools that want to promote a collaborative environment to their employees and students.
Financed by the UKTI and accelerated by Entrepreneurial Spark, the worlds' larger free business accelerator the team has achieved several goals since Bliive's launch: - Creative Business Cup Brazil - Intel Challenge Brazil - Entrepreneurship camp in the Silicon Valley - CEO became Global Agenda Council for Creative Economies, a World Economic Forum initiative.
The platform has become popular in Brazil for its revolutionary idea, allowing people that don't have money to study a second language, for example, to do so through the platform. When registering, users are given 5 TimeMoneys so that they can start requesting activities and experiences from other users. TimeMoney is the currency used within the platform. One TimeMoney equals to one hour. Their idea is to show that everyone's time is valuable and everyone has something worth sharing.
On Bliive users can add their friends, find people near them by geolocation and filter their interests in order to search for new activities close to them. Bliive users can also volunteer in one of the accredited NGO's and receive TimeMoneys in return.
  • Listia.com, free online marketplace and mobile app for trading goods between individuals without using money. The platform has a system known as Listia credits to facilitate the trades. Users earn credits for giving away items they no longer need and can then use credits to get items that other users have listed. The marketplace uses an auction system where users bid on each other's items until the auction ends and the highest bidder wins. The user who listed the item then arranges for a pickup or ships the item directly to the winner. W


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. @Shareable
  2. @Shareable
  3. @Shareable
  4. @SeedsGA
  5. cat.elpais.com
  6. medium.com


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