The province of Limburg signs up to E-Portmonnee

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  We are very excited to announce that the province of Limburg has now signed up to our currency the E-Portemonnee (e-wallet) – an electronic savings and reward system designed to encourage sustainable environmentally friendly behaviour. 12 municipalities within Limburg are already running e-wallets for their residents, with one more in the process of signing   …Continue Reading


TradeQoin launch event for businesses

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Our pilot B2B currency TradeQoin is hosting a launch event for its Netherlands SME business community. On March 20th the currency will mark its opening in Holland to traders and SME business network representatives from across the country. There will be a ‘marketplace’ made up of booths where entrepreneurs already using the TradeQoin network can   …Continue Reading


Forum for researchers

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  We are very pleased to announce a new online forum for researchers working in the field of complementary currencies. “ccResearch Group” is a communications platform that hosts a network of researchers, authors and academics working on complementary currency systems and related types of sustainable exchange systems. The purpose of the group is to provide   …Continue Reading


Local currencies learn from young communities

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  Last month staff from the Lambeth Pound took part in a workshop with the Young Lambeth Cooperative exploring how the YLC could be made most attractive to young people and community members in Lambeth. Lambeth council recognise that local people want more say in how money is spent and how services are run and   …Continue Reading


Plans for the Lambeth Pound are shaping up

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  As of the 1st of January, the Brixton Pound have updated their operating model to fit in line with the borough-wide currency model which will be put in place when the Lambeth Pound launches later this year.   The Lambeth Pound branding is being finalised and designs for the first L£ notes are underway   …Continue Reading


Community-Currency.info – our online encyclopedia preparing for Beta launch

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Work is well underway for our online encyclopedia for complementary and community currency topics:  a “go-to” site for researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and anyone else wanting to learn about complementary currencies. The site will use a collaborative and curated “wiki” format covering terminology, case studies of current and past complementary currencies and new concepts. We will   …Continue Reading


Edgar Kahn visits Spice timebanks in Wales

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Earlier this month our timebanking partner Spice was very excited to welcome Professor Edgar Kahn to a meeting held at the Church of the Resurrection Hall in Ely, Cardiff, Wales. On the day Edgar visited the Timeplace project in Ely-Caerau, itself a notable example of ‘Cahnian’ principles and values in action, with over 820 members giving   …Continue Reading


TradeQoin opens its doors to business

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  We are very excited to announce the launch of TradeQoin – the latest of the CCIA pilots to go live. As an “open source”* business-to-business lending platform that is governed cooperatively by its participants, it marks a new milestone in the currency world. Based in Holland, but with scope to expand internationally, this currency   …Continue Reading


Welcome our new French Partner: Nantes!

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      Our new French partner, Crédit Municipal de Nantes, has just been approved on June 18th 2013. We are very proud and happy to have such a awesome partner and such a promising currency pilot, the “SoNantes“, with us in CCIA. Nantes’s currency, SoNantes, was inspired by the WIR system in place in   …Continue Reading