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How to Live Well Without "Money"
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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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How to Get Into Bitcoin - #bitcoin

How to Get Into Bitcoin - #bitcoin | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
How to Get Into Bitcoin
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On Monday, September 16, The Bold Italic held a panel at Public Works with General Assembly and Getty Images to discuss bitcoin.
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Just curious to know if any of you are using it?

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Blueseed's 'pirate' incubator gets $100K from bitcoin angels - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Blueseed's 'pirate' incubator gets $100K from bitcoin angels - Silicon Valley Business Journal | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Blueseed's 'pirate' incubator gets $100K from bitcoin angels
Silicon Valley Business Journal
Pieces of bitcoin! Pieces of bitcoin!
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The pirate incubator -- "Their target is foreign entrepreneurs who want to skirt U.S. immigration laws and want to be close to the startup and VC action of Silicon Valley. The plan is accomodate more than 300 startups with 200 community support staff and 200 crew.' And the bitcoin angels is a group of investors using, what else, bitcoin...this is their first investment.

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DHS, Dwolla, Google Wallet & Bitcoin Prices Still Strong

DHS, Dwolla, Google Wallet & Bitcoin Prices Still Strong | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
US Feds Attacking Bitcoin! Bitcoin Getting Shut Down Is this the End of Bitcoin There have been some strong titled headlines since Tuesday evening about bitcoin. But, prices have remained steady, a...
Elle D'Coda's insight:

Looks like Bitcoin isn't so easy to dislodge. There's an idea I tend to agree with, that there cannot be any democracy in government unless there is democracy in money.

 

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The coming political battle over Bitcoin #bitcoin

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The federal government has frozen funds belonging to the world's largest Bitcoin exchange. Is this the start of a political battle between the feds and the Bitcoin community?
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New Community Currency Exchange Focuses on Holistic Health Care

This is a brief tutorial on how to get started using our community currency, the Sepal. Join our community exchange for free at www.herbalcoachingcommunity.com
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An alternative currency exchange that focuses on providing natural, holistic health products and services. Its free and open to the public.

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Why Bitcoin will succeed Outside the Box

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It’s hard to know which there are more of these days: the number of Bitcoins worldwide or the number of pundits who believe the newly popular crypto-currency is a fad, doomed to failure, or both, writes Barry Randall.
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Underground Economy Is Recovery's Savior?

Underground Economy Is Recovery's Savior? | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Just how big is the underground economy? Try $2 trillion.
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Estimates are that in the USA the underground economy has doubled since 2009.

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The rise of the bitcoin: Virtual gold or cyber-bubble?

The rise of the bitcoin: Virtual gold or cyber-bubble? | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
The online-traded currency mines new ground with investors and antigovernment activists.
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Bitcoin now has a global circulation worth more than $1.4 billion on paper.

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Cyber Currency Surge Amid Eurozone Crisis

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As investors in cash-strapped countries seek safe havens, the four-year-old Bitcoin sees a surge in popularity. (Cyber Currency Surge Amid Eurozone Crisis. #Bitcoin a credible alternative to rip off banks?
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Bitcoin is still riding high in Europe.

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Is Bitcoin the New Safe-Haven Currency? Bitcoins Surge After Cyprus Bank Raid

Is Bitcoin the New Safe-Haven Currency? Bitcoins Surge After Cyprus Bank Raid | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
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One result of the Cyprus banking crisis, citizens all over Europe are flocking to buy Bitcoin.

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Could new technology kill off cash?

Could new technology kill off cash? | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
A real alternative to money would benefit many, writes author and journalist David Wolman. So are the days of cash numbered?
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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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Peer-to-Peer Economy Thrives as Activists Vacate the System

Peer-to-Peer Economy Thrives as Activists Vacate the System | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it

The Occupy Movement recently celebrated its second anniversary with very little fanfare leaving many to wonder where all the activists went. It seems they, and many anti-establishment activists, are vacating the system rather than occupying it.

Progressives may call it the "sharing economy" while Libertarians may refer to it as Agorism -  a "society in which all relations between people are voluntary exchanges by means of counter-economics, thus engaging in a manner with aspects of peaceful revolution."

Whatever it's called, together, they're opting out of the current socioeconomic matrix and creating a new alternative economy where trading occurs peer-to-peer and increasingly without government-issued currency.

Elle D'Coda's insight:

Why not extend this trend towards developing a grass roots holistic

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Using Alternative Currency for Herb School Tuition Fees

Using Alternative Currency for Herb School Tuition Fees | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
The Affordable Healthcare Act is about to embrace the American Public. Our
notion of affordable healthcare is a little bit different, ok, a LOT
different.
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Elle D'Coda's curator insight, October 1, 2013 2:10 PM

A growing element necessary for a genuine affordabe health care system. 

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Couple to use alternative currency to start their marriage - Daily Herald

Couple to use alternative currency to start their marriage - Daily Herald | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Couple to use alternative currency to start their marriage Daily Herald While most newlyweds are settling into their new home and getting used to the additional toothbrush in the bathroom, Craig and Bingham will be trying to figure out how they can...
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Bitcoin Alliance of Canada Gains Numbers and Publicity | PRLog

Bitcoin Alliance of Canada Gains Numbers and Publicity | PRLog | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Bitcoin Alliance of Canada Gains Numbers and Publicity. A start-up has developed the technology to power the next generation of wearable computing: Dekko has been developing a real-world operating system for 2 years that will function as the visual layer for wearable computing devices. The technology uses real-time 3D reconstruction, letting mobile devices interpret physical objects and build digital layers on top of them. This has significant implications for what is possible with mobile gaming.
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Feds reveal the search warrant used to seize Mt. Gox Bitcoin account

Feds reveal the search warrant used to seize Mt. Gox Bitcoin account | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Bitcoin exchange shouldn't be dealing in "crypto-currency" without a license.
Elle D'Coda's insight:

It appears the issue revolves around using flat currency to buy "crypto-currency" (bitcoin), which can then be exchanged back into flat currency. According to the Feds, "Mt. Gox acts as a digital currency exchange where customers open accounts and fund the respective accounts with fiat currency, which is then exchanged into crypto-currency by Mt. Gox; the crypto-currency is known as bitcoin. Fiat currency simply refers to any money that a government has declared to be legal tender. The exchange is bidirectional and allows customers to also exchange bitcoins back into fiat currency, and then withdraw those funds. The exchange of fiat currency and bitcoins incurs a floating rate fee charged by Mt. Gox and is determined by the customer's aggregate amount of funds exchanged on a monthly basis."

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Amazon launches its own virtual currency called Coins and gives 'tens of millions' away for free to US Kindle owners

Amazon launches its own virtual currency called Coins and gives 'tens of millions' away for free to US Kindle owners | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Amazon has launched its own currency called Amazon Coins. Coins can be used to buy games, apps and in-app purchases from the Kindle Fire Appstore.
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A sign of things to come....

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An Alternative to -Money- for Holistic Healthcare

This is the first of two videos about our Community Exchange System which uses a community currency called the Sepal for goods and services. Visit our websit...
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The Herbal Coaching Community takes the next step in helping to create a grassroots natural healthcare system, using a community currency.

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The Producism Manifesto: A New Game For A New Economy (Version 1.2)

The Producism Manifesto: A New Game For A New Economy (Version 1.2) | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
Elle D'Coda's insight:

A new book, pay for it with a tweet or FB post. "The goal of this book is to succinctly explain the fundamental problems of society’s current economic system, and to propose an evolutionary solution that consists of 11 new economic concepts that democratize social entrepreneurship and money."

Also see: http://pnation.pressbooks.com/

 

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Complementary Currencies | Koru Kenya

Complementary Currencies | Koru Kenya | Instead of Money $$$ | Scoop.it
RT @wor: @malayeri the fourth which #bitcoin 's p2p technology will enable, are called - community backed: mutual-credit http://t.co/tJY19vkv6B
Elle D'Coda's insight:

This is coming out of Kenya. They explain the advance of complementary curriencies:

Connecting communities to their own abundance.Providing community groups access to savings and credit without expensive banking fees.Providing a mechanism for communities to finance social services.Increasing local trade and business development.Decreasing corruption associated with aid funding.

We promote two different models of Complementary Currencies: Donor-Backed Currencies and Community-Backed Currencies.

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A libertarian nightmare: Bitcoin meets Big Government

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The hype has never been hotter for the Internet's No. 1 virtual currency. Is this the beginning of the end?
Elle D'Coda's insight:

The article goes on to explain: "On Monday, the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released its first “guidance” as to how “de-centralized virtual currencies” should fit into the larger regulatory regime under which currencies of all kinds are required to operate. The word “Bitcoin” is never mentioned in FinCEN’s release, but that’s just a technicality. Everyone in the Bitcoin community knew who the guidance was aimed at. Bitcoin is a big boy now. The State is paying attention."

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Historic Monetary Reform Debate- Wayne Walton Hours; Greenbacks, Bitcoins

Jct: Adam Kokesh's Historic Monetary Reform Debate between Wayne Walton from Mountain Hours representing people banking their own time at labor, Bill Still f...
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I'd like to see more debates between advocates of various alternative currencies.

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