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How Can Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology Play a Role in Building Social and Solidarity Finance - P2P Foundation

How Can Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology Play a Role in Building Social and Solidarity Finance - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The decentralized digital currency Bitcoin—and its underlying “blockchain” technology—has created much excitement in the technology community, but its potential for building truly empowering social and solidarity-based finance has yet to be tested. This paper provides a primer on the basics of Bitcoin and discusses the existent narratives about the technology’s potential to facilitate remittances, financial inclusion, cooperative structures and even micro-insurance systems. It also flags up potential points of concern and conflict; such as the tech-from-above “solutionism” and conservative libertarian political dynamics of some of the technology start-up community that surrounds Bitcoin. As a way of contrast the paper considers “blockchain 2.0” technologies with more overtly communitarian ideals and their potential for creating “cooperation at scale”. It concludes with suggestions for future research."

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Joshua Vial on the Introduction of Capped Investments for Commons Projects - P2P Foundation

Joshua Vial on the Introduction of Capped Investments for Commons Projects - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Exvestment - P2P Foundation

Exvestment - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"Exvestment (Kleiner) is one element of the identity transvestment (Kleiner & Gottlieb) which elaborates how to channel value out of capitalist circulation into alternative communal organizations and keep the bulk of it circulating there. One legal instrument which has been created to generate more exvestment is the Peer Production License.
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Fair Shares - P2P Foundation

Fair Shares - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

= FairShares is a new brand and model for self-governing social enterprises operating under either Company or Co‑operative Law. [1]

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Transitioning from Extractive Capital Models to Generative Capital Models - P2P Foundation

Transitioning from Extractive Capital Models to Generative Capital Models - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We have today the emergence of 'ethical' entrepreneurial coalitions around Commons-Based Peer Production, like Sensorica and Enspiral, but obviously these emerging and nice projects are embedded in a dominant system which has another logic, so the questions emerges, how does the new ethical economy deal with mainstream forces, especially in the context of needing capital for development. Two obvious choices are: 1) full separatism , i.e. some parts of the solidarity economy refuse any dealings with the for-profit world 2) cooptation, in which the generative ethical players start behaving extractively, echocing the old logic

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Civic Crowdfunding - P2P Foundation

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"Rodrigo Davies has thought a lot about civic crowdfunding, first as an adviser to Spacehive, then as an MS student at MIT and, now, as a PhD student in the Work, Technology and Organizations group at Stanford University. Davies is currently on leave from his doctoral research and working as Head of Product at Neighbor.ly, where he is helping build a platform that will allow community members to invest in their cities by purchasing municipal bonds." (http://www.shareable.net/blog/civic-crowdfunding-and-the-public-good)

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Point A | Building New Urban Communities

Point A | Building New Urban Communities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

 Point A is a developing network of urban, income sharing, egalitarian, democratic, ambitious, and engaged intentional communities in the cities of the American East Coast.

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