Tag Archives: TradeQoin

TradeQoin: Piter Mandemaker

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  CCIA pilot currency the TradeQoin is a business-to-business trading schemes seeking to develop a strong network of local SMEs and boost members’ income. Through Qoinware, an online system developed by Dutch social enterprise Qoin, participating businesses use TradeQoin to exchange goods and service. TradeQoin provides members with additional liquidity and members can also draw interest-free   …Continue Reading


People Powered Money: everything you need to know to set up a community currency

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  As CCIA draws to a close, we release a how-to guide on creating your own community currency. Covering everything from currency design to project management, People Powered Money is available for free download from the New Economics Foundation website.    As the conventional monetary system foundered following the financial crisis in 2008, interest in new types of   …Continue Reading


CCIA final evaluation: Money with a purpose

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Since the 2008 financial crisis, more people are exploring alternative approaches to economics and money. In this context, community currencies – new types of money designed by communities to meet their specific needs – are coming to the fore. Complementing rather than replacing conventional money, these community currencies all seek to address economic, social and   …Continue Reading


TradeQoin: Manoushka, Amsterdam

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Manouschka Botts is the founder of Amsterdam-based company CarCleaners.nl. Over the last few months, she has been using CCIA partner currency TradeQoin with her business.  Explaining why she decided to use TradeQoin, Manouschka explained: “We have a number of cleaners on contract and during low season they have less work to do. I can therefore   …Continue Reading


Our pilots covered by Guardian Sustainable Business

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  “There are an estimated 250 community currencies operational internationally, with more in the pipeline. Clarke is currently helping to advise nascent community currency schemes in Sardinia and Catalonia. Nef is also involved in an EU project looking at six further pilot projects, including Nantes’ SoNantes currency, a digital-only system of exchange, and Holland-based TradeQoin,   …Continue Reading


Interviews from our conference in The Hague

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In June 2013 CCIA co-hosted the 2nd International Conference on Complementary Currency. Over the three days, our partners Qoin carried out interviews with representatives from a range of community currency schemes, as well as speaking with academics and other practictioners to document some of the ideas and case studies being showcased at the conference. 1.   …Continue Reading


Meet the traders doing business with their own digital money

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  The launch of our Dutch currency pilot TradeQoin last month was a great success. Hear how this digital currency is allowing traders to do “business that would otherwise have been impossible” …     Learn more about TradeQoin, designed and developed by our partner Qoin.


TradeQoin hitting the headlines in Holland

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Our B2B pilot TradeQoin has been making news over in Holland following a successful launch event in March.   “Currency exchange offers investment opportunities for SMEs” Article on largest Dutch news website NUzakelijk   “Entrepreneurs get their own currency” Article on Dutch commercial news channel RTL Nieuws “Digital currency boosts barter companies” Sprout Business magazine   …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


Community currencies thrive in Bitcoin’s shadow

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CCIA’s Leander Bindewald in Coindesk article on how local currencies like the Brixton Pound are getting more attention as Bitcoin rises to fame: “Bindewald believes bitcoin’s prominence has helped push questions about regulation to the forefront for policy makers. The spotlight may be on bitcoin, but some of it is reflecting onto local currencies too.   …Continue Reading