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The Island of Stone Bitcoins

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Off in the Pacific Ocean, among the Caroline Islands, is a particular trio of small islands known together as the Island of Yap.  Its native residents form several communities among the islands and number in the thousands.  From its ‘discovery’ by Spain in the sixteenth century until the turn of the twentieth, it was a largely ignored Spanish property.  Once the island fell under German ownership in 1899, more details of their peculiar culture were finally exposed to the western world.  More specifically, their peculiar economy.

 
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Open Data, Technology and Government 2.0 – What Should We, And Should We Not Expect | Open Knowledge Blog

Open Data, Technology and Government 2.0 – What Should We, And Should We Not Expect | Open Knowledge Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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What I Learned By Asking 100 School Kids About The Future Of Work

What I Learned By Asking 100 School Kids About The Future Of Work | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In May this year I gave a different style of presentation at an Ignite event in San Francisco to the ones I normally do.
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David Graeber's The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret ... - Boing Boing

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Open science: the future of research? - ABC Science Online

Open science: the future of research? - ABC Science Online | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If we want to eradicate diseases in the developing world, increase innovation in the pharmaceutical industry and speed up the discovery of new medicines we need to share research, writes Alice Williamson.
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Discover the Enspiral network, the world's leading commons-oriented enterpreunerial coalition | P2P Foundation

Discover the Enspiral network, the world's leading commons-oriented enterpreunerial coalition | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I met with co-founder Alanna Krause, who came to Chiang Mai. A good occasion to discover this leading commons-oriented enterpreneurial coalition that does so many things right. Watch their intro video here: Testimonies from members here:
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OMN's The Future of Work Series: Yates Buckley

Yates Buckley, Founding Partner at UNIT9, presentation on the Future of Media. Presented at OMN London's The Future of Work – The All-Stars Edition on 11th ...
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Open Knowledge Brisbane

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The Open Knowledge community brings together people who want to learn and share expertise in "open".
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150 Years after the first call: How do you abolish the wages system by degrees? | P2P Foundation

150 Years after the first call: How do you abolish the wages system by degrees? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tom Walker writes that “June 27, 2015 is the one-hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Marx’s call for the abolition of the wages system — a fitting occasion for renewing that call”, and he cites: – We do not forget that we are fighting with effects, but not with the causes of those effects; that we …
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The moral crusade against Greece must be opposed | Zoe Williams

The moral crusade against Greece must be opposed | Zoe Williams | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The idea that Greece partly deserves its fate reflects an order in which wealth trumps democracy. We should fight a narrative that enfeebles us all
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What is Commons Transition? - Commons Transition

What is Commons Transition? - Commons Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When the administration of Rafael Correa was swept into power in 2006, it appeared as though a new political page had been turned in Ecuador. A Citizen’s Revolution that had mobilized broad swathes of the Ecuadorian public, in particular the country’s indigenous peoples, had galvanized the country around a radical set of political, social, economic, and environmental values that set the stage for an overhaul of the nation’s inherited political past.

- See more at: http://commonstransition.org/what-is-commons-transition/#sthash.FOq9VID8.dpuf

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Airbnb and Uber’s sharing economy is one route to dotcommunism

Airbnb and Uber’s sharing economy is one route to dotcommunism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Peer-to-peer platforms have changed the game. Make them cheap or free, and it would be way of reinventing the economy to deliver participation and choice alongside social justice
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Integral Community Exchange System: Drupal modules featuring social currencies management for communities.

Integral Community Exchange System is a suite of Drupal modules featuring social currencies management for communities.

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In support of the "No" in the Greek Referendum | P2P Foundation

In support of the "No" in the Greek Referendum | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sunday’s referendum will mark a defining moment in Greece’s modern history and a decisive turn for Europe’s neoliberal project. The choice is very clear. Five years after the people of Greece first rose up against the anti-democratic imposition of the Troika’s austerity measures, they have finally been given the chance to decide upon their own …
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Biohackers. The Politics of Open Science

RT @openp2pdesign: Free book: Biohackers. The Politics of Open Science http://t.co/tjzcWSuceg
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Jameson Lopp - "Beyond Bitcoin: Block Chains and the Future of Trustless Computing"

This talk was given by Jameson Lopp (BS '07) as part of the Computing and Society track of the 50th Anniversary Symposium on May 2, 2015. Slides: ...
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Open networking shifts the dynamics from hardware to the applications, says Kumar Srikantan

The whole Open Networking revolution is really about transforming how infrastructure is built, and changing the dynamics from switches and protocols to the ...
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What the EU has wrought in Greece: the tale of Magda | P2P Foundation

What the EU has wrought in Greece: the tale of Magda | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What I do know, is that the encounter was the beginning of the end of my love affair with the European project. Because, quite simply, it is no longer my European Union. It is Amazon’s and Starbucks’. It is the politicians’ and the IMF’s. But it is not mine. If belonging to the largest and …
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OMN's The Future of Work Series: Rohit Talwar

Rohit Talwar, Futurist & Author, presentation on The Future of Business. Presented at OMN London's The Future of Work – The All-Stars Edition on 11th June ...
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OMN's The Future of Work Series: Dean Bubley

Dean Bubley, Founder of Disruptive Analysis, presentation on The Future of Business: The Phone Call. Presented at OMN London's The Future of Work – The ...
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Michel Bauwens: The Transition Will Not Be Smooth Sailing | P2P Foundation

Michel Bauwens: The Transition Will Not Be Smooth Sailing | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bauwens, a pioneer of the P2P movement lays the conceptual foundations of a production system that would serve as an alternative to industrial capitalism.
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This entry was posted on Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 12:47 pm and is filed under ActivismCommonsCommons TransitionCulture & IdeasEthical EconomyOpen ModelsOriginal ContentP2P LaborP2P SubjectivityPolitics. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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Interview with Sini Forssell, co-founder of the Helsinki Ruokaosuuskunta Urban Food Cooperative Farm | P2P Foundation

Interview with Sini Forssell, co-founder of the Helsinki Ruokaosuuskunta Urban Food Cooperative Farm | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This interesting overview, conducted by Christin Boggs, is followed by a little movie produced by the food coop. Watch the interview here: On the benefits of urban cooperative farming:
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NO to Austerity, YES to Democracy! SIGN THE PETITION!

NO to Austerity, YES to Democracy! SIGN THE PETITION! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Europe is at a crossroads. The institutions of the Troika are not only trying to destroy Greece; they are trying to destroy us all. Now is the time to raise our voices against this blackmail by the European elites.
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CLICK HERE to support Voluntary Basic Income on a Co-Op Dividend Scheme

CLICK HERE to support Voluntary Basic Income on a Co-Op Dividend Scheme | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"the most eyecatching digital basic income is perhaps the one associated with Bitnation" -Vice | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model | ROAR Magazine

Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model | ROAR Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Fusing gentrification, technology, tourism and anti-terrorism, the Barcelona model of urban redevelopment has sparked an upsurge of popular resistance.
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