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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Digital Currencies: Realising the potential of a transformative technology | ResPublica

Digital Currencies: Realising the potential of a transformative technology | ResPublica | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the wake of the financial crisis, the world of finance has seen the rapid growth of digital currencies.
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Changing the world together – Dirk Holemans' postface to Bauwens' Sauver le Monde

In the book Michel, with his collaborator Jean Lievens, argues that a new distributed and de-centralised economic model is necessary to shake up the world and  drive us towards a post-capitalist society.
I have read a bit of the book now, which I hope will make it into English translation, in which Bauwens and Lievens conduct a wide-ranging, almost breathless, conversation about the promise of peer-to-peer for constructing a post-capitalist society.
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges Emerge as Regulators Try to Keep Up

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Emerge as Regulators Try to Keep Up | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Trust issues plague bitcoin and other digital currencies. Licensed exchanges could change that
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Monsanto Employee Admits An Entire Department Exists to “Discredit” Scientists | Earth First! Newswire

Monsanto Employee Admits An Entire Department Exists to “Discredit” Scientists | Earth First! Newswire | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
by Christina Sarich / Natural Society Dare to publish a scientific study against Big Biotech, and Monsanto will defame and discredit you. For the first time, a Monsanto employee admits that there is an entire department within the corporation with the simple task of ‘discrediting’ and ‘debunking’ scientists who speak out against GMOs. The WHO recently classified glyphosate, a chemical in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup, as carcinogenic – news that is really heating things up with biote
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges Emerge as Regulators Try to Keep Up

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Emerge as Regulators Try to Keep Up | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Digital cryptocurrencies—including bitcoin and litecoin, along with dozens of others—have struggled to win mainstream acceptance in the U.S. Interest in this so-called “Internet money” is not going away, however, which is why regulators are developing rules that that they hope can avert a repeat of last year’s Mt. Gox meltdown, when the world’s largest bitcoin exchange unexpectedly shut down after losing hundreds of thousands of bitcoins in a cyber attack.

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In Venezuela, co-designed 'spaces of peace' transform neighbourhoods

In Venezuela, co-designed 'spaces of peace' transform neighbourhoods | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
City links: This week’s best city stories look at participatory public space projects in Venezuelan cities, an app to preserve cultural heritage, skyscrapers without shadows – and how regeneration has changed Harlem
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GNU social: Federation against the social model of Twitter

GNU social: Federation against the social model of Twitter | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Federation issues” may look like a “bug”, but they are really the result of an agreement, an implicit contract: to be part of a conversation on another node, I first have to have received the trust of someone who is taking part in it.

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Chevron Whistleblower Leaks 'Smoking Gun' in Case of Ecuadorian Oil Spill

Chevron Whistleblower Leaks 'Smoking Gun' in Case of Ecuadorian Oil Spill | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In what is being described as "smoking gun evidence" of Chevron's complete guilt and corruption in the case of an oil spill in the Ecuadorian Amazon, internal videos leaked to an environmental watchdog show company technicians finding and then mocking the extensive oil contamination in areas that the oil giant told courts had been restored.
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Edubuntu - the Free and Open Source Software Liberian Educators and Policy ... - AllAfrica.com

Edubuntu - the Free and Open Source Software Liberian Educators and Policy ... - AllAfrica.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ostensibly, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have significantly permeated our society, yet their integration in our educational system has not been achieved.
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Co-operative Group returns to profit in 2014

Co-operative Group returns to profit in 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Following two years of losses, the Co-operative Group has returned to profit.
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Open Gigabot : An Open Source, Gigabot 3D Printer Experiment

Open Gigabot : An Open Source, Gigabot 3D Printer Experiment | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A HUGE, open-source, feature-rich, networked, touchscreen Gigabot 3D printer customized around your hardware & software demands.
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Make Your Own 3D Printer Filament by Building Your Own Filament Extruder

Make Your Own 3D Printer Filament by Building Your Own Filament Extruder | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Costs have certainly dropped over the years, but 3D printing could never be accused of being an inexpensive hobby. While the average price of a 3D printer is around one to two thousand dollars,...
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A PowerPoint 3D Printer: Missouri Teacher is Building a Unique $20 3D Printer with His Students

A PowerPoint 3D Printer: Missouri Teacher is Building a Unique $20 3D Printer with His Students | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When it comes to 3D printing within the classroom environment, there are some teachers who welcome it with open arms, while there are others who are deathly afraid of the technology. Some teachers have...
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Stereolab’s Revolutionary Horizon

Stereolab’s Revolutionary Horizon | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Stereolab is an intellectual’s dream, equal parts vintage synth manual, obscure bossa nova record, and communist tract. Their fetish for odd keyboard and odd jazz is well discussed, but their lyrics, often deeply Marxist, far less so.
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Cities, the Sharing Economy, and What's Next

Cities, the Sharing Economy, and What's Next | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This National League of Cities report seeks to provide an analysis of what is currently happening in American cities so that city leaders may better understand, encourage and regulate the growing sharing economy. Interviews were conducted with city officials on the impact of the sharing economy and related topics, and the reportcente rs around five key themes: innovation, economic development, equity, safety and implementation.
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Greece puts figure of €279bn on claim for German reparations

Greece puts figure of €279bn on claim for German reparations | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Athens officially quantifies sum which includes repayment of forced loan and return of archaeological treasures
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The Peer-to-Peer Economy - A Turning Point in Human History - Walden Labs

The Peer-to-Peer Economy - A Turning Point in Human History - Walden Labs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When most people hear this type of “internet revolution” talk these days, their tendency is to roll their eyes and go on with their day. After all, we’ve been hearing about this revolution since the dawn of the World Wide Web, when the buzzword “Information Superhighway” was drilled into our heads ad nauseum by any number of now-laughable news segments, infomercials and tutorials. But here we are two decades later and we’re still working long hours, still struggling to make ends meet, still struggling to send our kids to college and still struggling to afford a few weeks vacation a year.

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This Peer-to-Peer economy that is rising up to replace the Industrial/Information economy is difficult to see in its totality, but is everywhere around us.

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The people who know what a Full HDTV is... - Guerrilla Translation!

The people who know what a Full HDTV is... - Guerrilla Translation! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The hacker culture is capable of reversing the relationships at play in the contribution economy. Hacking means appropriating tools and networks to put them to other uses. We're amateurs, yes, but rebel amateurs.
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Taking Control of the Public Sphere by Manipulating Civil Society: The Citizen Revolution in Ecuador

Taking Control of the Public Sphere by Manipulating Civil Society: The Citizen Revolution in Ecuador | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By taking advantage of the core discourses of the main social movements, Rafael Correa Delgado was elected president of Ecuador in 2006. Promising a 'citizen revolution', the President designed...
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Why PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel thinks American democracy is dead

Why PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel thinks American democracy is dead | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today, in how Silicon Valley misunderstands how Washington works.
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Hackers More Motivated by Mass Tech Destruction - Sputnik International

Hackers More Motivated by Mass Tech Destruction - Sputnik International | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new report suggests hackers are becoming more motivated by the mass destruction of technological infrastructures.
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Cooperatives in Global Economy and Cooperative Movement in Nepal.

Article deals with the presence and contribution of cooperative movement in the global economy and the movement and challenges of cooperatives in Nepalese economy. Article was originally in Published in Sahakari Sandesh (Regd No.
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Go ON UK | Sharing economy benefits those with digital skills

Go ON UK | Sharing economy benefits those with digital skills | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The sharing economy is a high-growth sector within the global economy, which allows people to share property, resources, time via collaborative online platforms. This can include everything from their homes to their cars and even their family pets.

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7 Mind-Blowing Ways Virtual Technology Will Change Your World

7 Mind-Blowing Ways Virtual Technology Will Change Your World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The distinction between what is real and what is fake is blurring and will forever change how you work.
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Indian Company 3D Prints Incredible Ornamental 24K Gold & Ruby Hindu Temple

Indian Company 3D Prints Incredible Ornamental 24K Gold & Ruby Hindu Temple | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
3D printing is a worldwide phenomenon. The technology is being put to use on virtually all continents, and most countries throughout the world. It is bringing together designs from all parts of the globe,...
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