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Rolling Jubilee

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A bailout of the people, by the people. We legally buy debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, we abolish it.

 

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Michel Bauwens: Four Scenarios for the Collaborative Economy

Closing keynote of the OuiShare Fest by Michel Bauwens, founder of the Foundation for P2P Alternatives, who introduces four prospective scenarios for the col...

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Ferananda's curator insight, August 1, 2013 2:06 PM

Loved this video. My two favorites are that @mbauwens brings a great perspective on issues lwhat good and bad currency design is and uses the case of bitcoins and the last part on how we can create peer to peer businesses for a thriving economy.  Good 20 mins watch. 

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Secret Bitcoin mining hoax risks wiping Mac users' data

Secret Bitcoin mining hoax risks wiping Mac users' data | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Everyone likes a laugh, but it's not always quite so funny if you're not in on the joke.

Take, for example, the Secret Bitcoin Mining hoax...

 

Once again, do be careful about trusting what you read on the internet and learn to get advice from legitimate sources before doing something perhaps foolish with your computer.. Oh, and maybe it’s time you started doing regular backups too.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 13, 2013 6:00 AM

 

Once again, do be careful about trusting what you read on the internet and learn to get advice from legitimate sources before doing something perhaps foolish with your computer.. Oh, and maybe it’s time you started doing regular backups too.


Gust MEES's curator insight, December 13, 2013 6:04 AM

 

Once again, do be careful about trusting what you read on the internet and learn to get advice from legitimate sources before doing something perhaps foolish with your computer.. Oh, and maybe it’s time you started doing regular backups too.


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EU Banking Regulator Issues Warning on Virtual Currencies

EU Banking Regulator Issues Warning on Virtual Currencies | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
The European Banking Authority has issued a warning on potential risks related to virtual currencies.
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Basically its related to the fact that virtual currencies are unregulated, therefore there is no protection against possible fraud or theft.

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BERNANKE: Bitcoin 'May Hold Long-Term Promise' #bitcoin

BERNANKE: Bitcoin 'May Hold Long-Term Promise' #bitcoin | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Ben Bernanke sort of endorses Bitcoin.
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In a letter guiding the Senate Bernanke acknowledges " the Fed doesn't have the authority to supervise virtual currencies, but that they "may hold long-term promise, particularly if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system.”

 
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World’s First Payroll Software to Pay in Bitcoins #bitcoin

Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Canadian HR Tech startup, Wagepoint will be launching a bitcoin integration on November 25 that will help employees of small and medium sized businesses in Canada get a portion of their net pay in bitcoin.
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So is there anything like this in other countries? The USA ?

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Travelers Box Turns Leftover Foreign Currency Into Bitcoin at the Airport

Travelers Box Turns Leftover Foreign Currency Into Bitcoin at the Airport | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Weary travelers across the world will soon be able to convert their leftover change into bitcoin at the airport.
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Apparently this is just in Turkey now but they plan to go global by the end of this year (better hurry)

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U.S. Agencies to Say Bitcoins Offer Legitimate Benefits

U.S. Agencies to Say Bitcoins Offer Legitimate Benefits | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
The Department of Justice said Bitcoins can be “legal means of exchange” at a U.S. Senate committee hearing, boosting prospects for wider acceptance of the virtual currency.
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it was bound to happen!

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Confused by Bitcoin? This guy explains it well… #bitcoin

Confused by Bitcoin? This guy explains it well…  #bitcoin | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Programmer Robert McNally put together a succinct presentation on what this ‘currency’ is all about. (Just commented on @thejournal_ie: Confused by Bitcoin?
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Don't laugh - Bitcoin is making a serious point - Telegraph

Don't laugh - Bitcoin is making a serious point  - Telegraph | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Several events happened last week that made me suspect that Bitcoin – and the idea of “stateless” currencies more generally – will soon catch the zeitgeist. (@purpleline Morning Peter. Have you read this ?
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Folks are starting to notice.

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Shopify Now Accepts Bitcoin Purchases #Bitcoin

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Shopify Now Accepts Bitcoin Purchases
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Just a brief shopping notice?

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Code to Cash: 1st bitcoin ATM opens in Canada #bitcoin

Bitcoin, the experimental online currency is now a global one complete with its own, and so far only, ATM. The first machine has been set up in a cafe in Van...
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A report on how bitcoin is going global and projected to become the dominant legal tender!

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San Diego company cashing in on virtual currency

San Diego company cashing in on virtual currency | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Cashie Commerce launches new online marketplace that accepts Bitcoin payments.

BitDazzle customers will be able to pay with PayPal, credit card or Bitcoin — a virtual, digital-only currency that saves online retailers money by leaving financial institutions and credit card “swipe” fees out of the equation.

Think of it like PayPal account that allows you to store and spend cyberspace dollars without a bank or credit card company in the middle, and no central authority. Consumers can convert existing cash into Bitcoin currency and back again

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No middle man either!
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Sacred Economics | Charles Eisenstein | Money, Gift and Society in the Age of Transition.

Sacred Economics | Charles Eisenstein | Money, Gift and Society in the Age of Transition. | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it

Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth.

Today, these trends have reached their extreme - but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.

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How can we change money so it's aligned with the beautiful things we want to do? The big question...

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Not just Bitcoin: How will multiple digital currencies compete, succeed, and fail? - Trends in the Living Networks

Not just Bitcoin: How will multiple digital currencies compete, succeed, and fail? - Trends in the Living Networks | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Bitcoin surpassing a valuation of $1,000 yesterday is a real landmark, giving the currency a market capitalization of almost $12 billion and 75-fold growth in value this year.

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Ferananda's curator insight, December 4, 2013 2:22 PM

Here is a map to continue in the deeper seeing and sensing on what is emerging in #futureofmoney and #cryptocurrencies world. 

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The True Value of Bitcoin: What You Really Need To Know

Stefan Molyneux, MA, host of Freedomain Radio, brings over 15 years of software and business entrepreneurial experience to the question: What is the true val...
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Its not just money transfer, its a programming environment, a publicly audited ledger, almost immune from attack, Molyneux compares it to the invention of the combusion engine...revolutionary. Very good analysis of the value proposition of bitcoin.

 

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Website giving you free Bitcoins!

Website giving you free Bitcoins! site: http://bitcoinsfree.org http://bitcoinsfree.org http://bitcoinsfree.org To get free bitcoins just goto http://bitcoin...
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Jason Erb - Economic History & Alternative Currencies

Jason Erb joins us from Ontario, Canada where he started the website Exposing Faux Capitalism during the global financial collapse in 2008. We'll hear about a number of topics such as the history of the monetary system, credit default swaps, debt based currency and compound interest. Jason explains how the currency system is run by belief, confidence and control of information but nothing is there to back it up. In the second hour, he'll speak more about one world currency, The World Bank and the Bank of International Settlements. Then, we'll get into regional currencies and alternatives such as BitCoin, Mountain Hours and others. We'll also discuss how Europe went from being against usury or interest, to favoring it. Jason takes it all the way back to Grecian B.C. times. Later, we'll zoom forward and discuss the future of the Euro as many have speculated that it will collapse, causing countries to opt out of the centralized government clutches.

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At about 29 minutes he goes into how alternative currencies are an important part of the answer to our economic well-being.

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Bitcoin - In Photos: The Naughty And Nice Places To Spend Your Bitcoin

Bitcoin - In Photos: The Naughty And Nice Places To Spend Your Bitcoin | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Bitcoin is a decentralized, anonymous electronic currency that first came into being in 2009.
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This shows some of the merchants now accepting Bitcoin. Some look upscale.

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"I Do NOT Want To Shutdown Or Stamp Out BITCOIN!" Congressional Hearing On Digital Currencies Day 2

November 19, 2013 C-SPAN http://MOXNews.com
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Starts off with concerns about protecting consumers online...

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As BitCoin Touches $400 The Senate Starts Seeking Answers... As Does The Fed | Zero Hedge

As BitCoin Touches $400 The Senate Starts Seeking Answers... As Does The Fed | Zero Hedge | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Moments ago BitCoin hit $395, and will likely cross $400 in the immediate future.  So as more and more pile into the electronic currency, some due to ideological reasons, some simply to chase momentum, some out of disappointment with the...
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Its increased in value over 40 times since last year--  the best performing asset class in the past year, outperforming even the infamous Caracas stock market.

 

Which means one thing: Congressional hearings.

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Toward a New Economic Model: Vermont Aims for More Local, Sustainable ... #sustainability #nextedge

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Toward a New Economic Model: Vermont Aims for More Local, Sustainable ...
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The Norwich-based Donella Meadows Institute is one of a number of groups and agencies in Vermont working to move the state in the direction of a new economic model that uses a public bank, local investments and alternative currencies, and draws on networks of residents, businesses, nonprofits and government to build a more sustainable quality of life.

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Project FASTCOIN , #cryptocurrency

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fastcoin project all things fastcoin, the best crypto currency on the market (Bitcoin price still stabilizing @$300 area http://t.co/pQ2tudJFvf)
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an alternative to Bitcoin, based on the same peer-2-peer principles. Check it out.

 

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Babberly uses virtual currency plus bitcoin to boost local search #altcurrency

Babberly uses virtual currency plus bitcoin to boost local search #altcurrency | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Babberly has its own virtual currency called babberCRED. And bitcoin is being used as a complement to that, reducing friction and transaction fees.
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Its based on local mobile searching , utilizing its own virtual currency along with bitcoin to create a new type of social platform. Blabberly's CEO says, "Users receive babberCRED for any action taken on our portal. We are tying in our babberCRED system with bitcoin to allow our users to use their babberCRED and then pay the balance of their payments (on deals, etc) with our bitcoin layer,”

 

I'd like to see more of this.

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‘China’s Google’ begins accepting Bitcoin

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China’s largest search engine Baidu - also known as the “Google of China” – has become the first service of its kind to accept the crypto-currency Bitcoin.
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moving mainstream despite Silk Road?

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CoinX Is A New Bitcoin Exchange That Actually Takes Financial Compliance Seriously

CoinX Is A New Bitcoin Exchange That Actually Takes Financial Compliance Seriously | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Introducing CoinX.

CoinX is all about turning conventional money into the anonymous digital currency called Bitcoin, and Bitcoin into conventional money. It's also the first to actually take financial compliance seriously.

The company makes its money by charging a small percentage of the total transaction and it's reasonable as could be. Anyone buying 500 bitcoins or fewer is only charged a 0.3% fee, and with a Bitcoin's value holding around $127 at the time of this writing, that's the only fee 

 
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