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Bitcoin Site Announces It's Going Out Of Business After Every Single One Of Its Coins Gets Stolen In A Single Theft - Business insider

Bitcoin Site Announces It's Going Out Of Business After Every Single One Of Its Coins Gets Stolen In A Single Theft - Business insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This time Flexcoin - which called itself a Bitcoin bank - has announced that it's going out of business after a huge theft that has wiped it clean.

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Society 3.0 - Mastering the Global Transition on Our Way to Society 3.0

Society 3.0 - Mastering the Global Transition on Our Way to Society 3.0 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
  • In 2011 the (Dutch) book Society 3.0 was published. It became one of the best selling management books in the Netherlands. It is a story that gets you. Now there is the English updated version and we are ready to conquer the world with the story of Society 3.0.

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6 Stunning Open Source House Designs from Paperhouses

6 Stunning Open Source House Designs from Paperhouses | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Top image: The Module House by Tatiana Bilbao Architects.
Ever wanted an über-groovy and sustainable home designed by a world-class architect but didn't think you could afford it? Well, Paperhouses has you covered. An open source platform that offers free downloadable blueprints, Paperhouses brings together a collective of top-tier architects from around the world who are giving away the designs to some of their most stunning projects.
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From Occupy to Squatting, How One Student Escaped Debt Slavery

From Occupy to Squatting, How One Student Escaped Debt Slavery | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I had always envisioned myself going to college. I led a very typical and mediocre life when I was nearing adulthood. I had no thoughts of what life could present for me besides a casual interest in earning a degree. Learning had always been my objective, but even at a young age, I knew that I would be forced me into taking student loans, with tuition at local state and city colleges consistently increasing. And then I would be forced into working my way out of debt. I wanted freedom, and buying a ticket into the standard education system did not seem like a right path.
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How to Integrate Gift Circles into Any Community

How to Integrate Gift Circles into Any Community | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I first learned of Gift Economy in a geodesic dome in the gorgeous middle of nowhere, Utah at a Reality Sandwichretreat in 2009. Charles Eisenstein was there speaking, and the sparkle in his eye was infectious. I remember scribbling madly in my notebook as he sat cross-legged with his spine perfectly straight, like a modern day messiah, sharing the good news: We get to do what we love! We NEED to do what we love! The WORLD needs us to do what we love! And there’s enough room for everybody! At the time I didn’t know it mentally, but I felt it in my body: those words were the beginning of the next era of my life.

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The Economic Impact of Crowdfunding [Infographic] | TechFaster

The Economic Impact of Crowdfunding [Infographic] | TechFaster | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As crowdfunding continues to grow, in both terms of viability and participation, it is becoming clear that the practice is much more than fad. Further, as the SEC has approved new regulations, very much in favor of crowdfunding, the practice has been legitimized even further. Some crowdfunding statistics are staggering.
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The Collaborative Economy Is Exploding, And Brands That Ignore It Are Out Of Luck

The Collaborative Economy Is Exploding, And Brands That Ignore It Are Out Of Luck | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Rides, houses, power tools: You can share almost anything today, and the number of people sharing is growing every day. If you're a company that only... (What if the logo was the only thing untouched by mass collaboration?
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Modular Phones Are A Brilliant Idea. It’s Too Bad We May Never Have Them.

Modular Phones Are A Brilliant Idea. It’s Too Bad We May Never Have Them. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In October, Motorola unveiled Project Ara, a development initiative aimed at creating modular smartphones that snap together as easily as LEGOs. Users will mix and match the modules they want—screens, batteries, cameras, keyboards—and connect them to a standard phone skeleton. Developers will have first crack at the system to design their own modules before Ara makes it into consumers’ hands. It’s an exciting, and entirely feasible, proposition that could completely transform our relationship to phones. But there’s a problem: It could also spell doom for manufacturers. 

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Money, debt and the end of the growth imperative | openDemocracy

Money, debt and the end of the growth imperative | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Like a cancer, the political, interest-based, debt-money system corrupts everything it touches. It’s time it was replaced. This is the fifth article in our series on the role of money in the transformation of society.

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The Collaborative Economy Is Exploding, And Brands That Ignore It Are Out Of Luck

The Collaborative Economy Is Exploding, And Brands That Ignore It Are Out Of Luck | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Rides, houses, power tools: You can share almost anything today, and the number of people sharing is growing every day. If you're a company that only sells to consumers and doesn't help them share, you may want to rethink your plans.


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Trusting the 'Sharing Economy' to Regulate Itself

Trusting the 'Sharing Economy' to Regulate Itself | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A variety of Internet-enabled platforms for peer-to-peer commerce seem to be under regulatory siege. If settlement talks fail, Airbnb is heading to court to challenge a wide-ranging subpoena for New York City host information issued by the New York State attorney general.  The urban transportation platforms UberLyft andSidecar have battled regulators in numerous cities – for instance, Sidecar left New York last spring after a sting by agents of the Taxi and Limousine Commission during a pilot program in Brooklyn led to the impounding of a driver’s car. A consortium of cabbies and drivers recently sued the city of Chicago with a claim that the city has allowed “unlawful taxi caste system” to emerge. RelayRides, a peer-to-peer car rental marketplace, suspended operations in New York a few months ago after being told that a regulator “believes there is noncompliance with certain unique aspects” of New York insurance law.

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Big Data, Big Business, Big Brother? - NEWS.com.au

Big Data, Big Business, Big Brother? - NEWS.com.au | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


I think this is a very correct assumption as there seems to be no exit-door in this 'networked society' and clearly technology does not have ethics — but where does this leave us mere mortals?

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Society 3.0 Foundation - Society 3.0

Society 3.0 Foundation - Society 3.0 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Society 3.0 Foundation aims to assist people and organizations on their way to Society 3.0. Especially on projects where traditional bounderies block innovation, the Society 3.0 Foundation helps people and organizations to overcome political-, legal- and mental barriers.

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Society 3.0: Roadmap for a Global Sharing Transformation

Society 3.0: Roadmap for a Global Sharing Transformation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Image credit: Elien van Riet.
When I quit my job as a corporate strategist in 2004 to pursue a new life based on sharing and collaboration, it was not the result of any external observation. It was something I felt in my bones — long hours, strained relationships, loss of a sense of place, and cutthroat competition were not making me happy, and I suspected neither were they contributing to a healthier world.
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How I Couchsurfed My Way to a Better Life and You Can Too

How I Couchsurfed My Way to a Better Life and You Can Too | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
My Couchsurfing friends in Toledo, Ohio
As a child, my favorite TV station was the Travel Channel. While my friends were watching cartoons, I was watching Lonely Planet. I longed to explore the world. I longed for adventure. Every year, my family drove our Dodge Caravan from Allentown, Pennsylvania to Virginia Beach to visit my cousins for our one week of vacation. I loved visiting my big, Italian family, of course (still do), but I also wanted more!
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More on Squatting - P2P Foundation

More on Squatting - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The San Francisco Commune provided me with an in-depth and tangible experience with squatting as an alternative housing situation. I had taken a homeless and pregnant friend of mine to the SFC. Her options were limited, and the SFC was her first choice for housing herself while pregnant. I knew she would at least have a the benefit of being in doors while carrying her child.

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Gift Circle - P2P Foundation

Gift Circle - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The Gift Circle, as founded by Alpha Lo and spread by Charles Eisenstein, is a group facilitation format that holds great possibility as a way to match resources with needs, create community and inspire gratitude and generosity. The goals of a Gift Circle are simply to provide a warm, free, and welcoming space for community to gather and share Gifts and Needs, most often while literally sitting in a circle. Perhaps most importantly, I believe that variations of the Gift Circle format also hold the potential to cultivate healthy interdependence in communities, providing a sense of psycho-spiritual belonging and connection to ameliorate the vast sense of alienation and scarcity experienced by so many." (http://www.shareable.net/blog/how-to-integrate-gift-circles-into-any-community)

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Airbnb spawns array of companies to aid hosts - San Francisco Chronicle

Airbnb spawns array of companies to aid hosts - San Francisco Chronicle | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
  • Andrew Kitchell, Co-founder and director of operations at Beyond Stays, center, helps Airbnb renter Andrea Minkow, right, with her bags to the rental home in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, February 27, 2014l, as Carina Cassone, left, waits to greet them. Beyond Stays, is one of many full-service companies, that take over the the duties of an Airbnb host, and was greeting Airbnb guest Andrea Minkow who is renting a house in the Castro. Kitchell gave her a tour of the home, the key, a gift basket, and instructions for Minkow's stay.

     Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle Buy this photo
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Podcast of the day: Michel Bauwens on FLOKSociety and the new productive matrix

Podcast of the day: Michel Bauwens on FLOKSociety and the new productive matrix | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Extracted from Políticas Públicas del Buen Vivir. Francesco Salvino interviews Michel Bauwens about his work as research director for Ecuador’s FLOKSociety project.

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Bitcoin exchanges are more centralised than traditional exchanges. We can do so much better than this.

Bitcoin exchanges are more centralised than traditional exchanges. We can do so much better than this. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Imagine you were an equity trader and used a Stock Exchange to trade between equities and cash and back.  What would happen if they unexpectedly filed for bankruptcy? How much money would you stand to lose? The answer iszero.    You would lose nothing.  Your equities would be safe at your custodian bank and your cash would be wherever you left it.

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Report: Sharing is the New Buying, Winning in the Collaborative Economy | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business

Report: Sharing is the New Buying, Winning in the Collaborative Economy | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This report offers critical insight for big brands who are grappling with the emergence of the Collaborative Economy, and for the startups that are driving this growth. For those new to the term, the collaborative economy is a powerful, if nascent, movement in which people are getting the things from each other, it’s a combination of trends like the sharing economy, maker movement, and co-innovation.

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List of alternative cryptocurrencies - Bitcoin

List of alternative cryptocurrencies - Bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This article aims to list relevant cryptocurrencies, even those too minor to have their own wiki entry. See also Category:Alternative cryptocurrencies

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The Sharing Economy: What You Need to Know - Business 2 Community

The Sharing Economy: What You Need to Know - Business 2 Community | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Odds are, you are already part of “The Sharing Economy”. Even though you might not be familiar with the term or understand the full impact it has on business and society. This blog will tell you what you need to know. Thanks to Jeremiah Owyang of CrowdCompanies for his insights and inspiration on the topic on Feb 28, 2014 at SVESMC.


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Open innovation or co-creation and coexistence of business models

Open innovation or co-creation and coexistence of business models | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We know (or we should know) that customers are the final judge of our performance in the markets and to remain in constant contact with them is a step towards innovation and consequently to the success of our Organization.

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