Smart, energetic small and medium business owners like you, who feel the effects of the credit crunch but prefer to do something about it themselves. We do business with each other. We pay for each other’s products and services with our own currency: the TradeQoin. *TradeQoin is now operational in the Netherlands. Please understand that we only offer support in the Netherlands. If you are interested to start a TradeQoin community in other countries, please contact email@example.com.
Après le "wir" en Suisse et le "res" en Belgique, le "mipys", une monnaie complémentaire 100% numérique et à parité avec l’euro sera mise en circulation le 1er octobre en Midi-Pyrénées pour soutenir l'activité et l'emploi dans la région.
L’histoire récente de la monnaie ne serait-elle pas celle de son passage progressif du monde matériel à un univers virtuel ? La numérisation de la vie économique est, en effet, l’un des faits marquants de notre époque. Avec l’émergence d’Internet, l’argent n’est plus ce qu’il était.
Marc Tirel's insight:
Intéressant il semblerait que la peur et l'inquiétude changent de camp !!
A Santa Monica-based startup says it has produced the first dollar-backed digital currency. If successful, this new currency could exploit bitcoin’s inexpensive and direct payments network, while avoiding its volatility.
Marc Tirel's insight:
Interesting but what happens if the dollar crashes ?
“Bitcoin is exciting because it shows how cheap it can be. Bitcoin is better than currency in that you don’t have to be physically in the same place and, of course, for large transactions, currency can get pretty inconvenient.”
But the bigger aim here is to create a universal way of moving all money—not just stellars—and this effort faces other hurdles. The project must also convince organizations to setup the digital currency “gateways” that will drive the Stellar network. Gateways are Stellar’s analogue to banks, except no one needs a license to run one.…
Dans le futur proche imaginé par l'économiste Tyler Cowen, les technologies permettront aux usagers de noter des services, mais l'inverse sera possible... Autant le dire tout de suite: tout le monde ne sera pas premier de la classe.
Our use of money is infused with profound cultural and political meaning, and the interplay of rival currencies can offer insights into cultural tensions.
"In contrast to the top-down euro, Bitcoin is a grassroots currency with no agreed goals other than in its own adoption. But Bitcoin does bring with it elements of cultural identity. That identity is not necessarily as a “Bitcoiner”, though the term exists, but rather as a networked digital native who sees the Internet as a home and lifeworld. As the meme goes: “It’s ok, we’re from the Internet.” This is a cultural movement that embraces technology, transparency, and collaboration, and in the process replaces institutions with networks."
Marc Tirel's insight:
.So far the best post i have read on the subject !
It’s trendy to assume that the existing neoliberal economic system with its proprietary money and hierarchical corporations is the most efficient possible system, but a brief glance at history undermines this assumption. Economic paradigms change along with the technologies people use to produce and consume. Considering that the existing institutions that dominate our economy grew up before computers and ubiquitous network communication existed, it seems rational, even likely, that a new paradigm will emerge that is organized around the possibilities created by massively disruptive technologies.
If this new paradigm is substantially more productive than the one it replaces and provides “gamers” with better rewards than conventional “workers”, why would people continue to “work”? Nostalgia? I don’t think so.
Economic inequality is one of the defining issues of our time, and the convergence of cryptocurrency, gamification and a myriad of other alternative exchange practices that were omitted from this article are our silver bullet. Now people are gaining the ability to create their own money - and economy - with or without government consent. It’s up to the social justice activists to wield this force to empower marginalized communities. No one else will do it for us. The tools are maturing. When will you start using them?