Imagine: Every Community Has a Currency

Having small businesses and the local communities in agreement to have a community currency is a great alternative to the Central banks’ monopoly on currency.
Imagine they all enter a global exchange agreement (Think Internet trade/buy/sell websites as smaller versions of Ebay and Amazon websites) for global distribution of goods and services without the need of the central banks’ currencies…
Worth exploring, yes?

Interview with Rob Van Hilten

Published on Sep 24, 2013

At the annual convention of IRTA (International Reciprocal Trade Association), Bay Bucks met up with Rob, a co-founder of Qoin. Qoin are the folks providing the technology and consultancy for community currencies like Brixton Pound and Bristol Pound. I asked him what is a community currency guy attending a commercial barter exchange convention, and serving as a director on their board. This is a story of the beginning of the merging of these two fields.


Christmas shopping in Brixton pounds

The Brixton Pound (B£) is money that sticks to Brixton. It’s designed to support Brixton businesses and encourage local trade and production. It’s a complementary currency, working alongside (not replacing) pounds sterling, for use by independent local shops and traders.

The B£ is the UK’s first local currency in an urban area and the fourth transition town to have its own currency, following the Totnes Pound in Devon, Lewes Pound in Sussex and Stroud Pound in Gloucestershire.



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4 comments on “Imagine: Every Community Has a Currency
  1. Chris Thomas says:

    Hey Ron, sounds interesting, thanks for sharing!
    What do you think about BitCoin?
    Have a great Sunday,


  2. RonMamita says:

    Greetings Chris,
    I consider local currencies and a diversity of currencies to be the healthy transition from the current debt based global financial system.
    I personally am no longer interested in “BitCoin” and the other encryption currencies because I see them perpetuating the “Scarcity” model of hierarchical wealth predation meme.
    The one thing BitCoin has in favor for it is the “CLAIM” that it can not be hacked and controlled by the central planners. Even if the encryption story is true how long before the central planners view it as a threat and manipulate or destroy it?
    What happens in a internet failure?

    The abundance-diversity model is the solution to healing all of earth…
    A truly different way.
    A shift of consciousness.

    Be happy, have fun and share some 🙂


    • RonMamita says:

      PS: Chris, I often get updates to bitcoin (search the blog here for the archives) and Bitcoin is looking more as another control mechanism within the meme of predation and empire. More recent reports show palm scanning technologies with bitcoin atm machines, which is contrary to the anonymous features of the original Bitcoin…
      This is the predatory/empire ERA crumbling to extinction (I think the old system is dying) and in this transition period people must learn to verify (have physical possession and personal observation/first hand knowledge as opposed to believing marketing and news reports)…

      People are still being scammed, scanned and preyed upon again and again.

      Here is a report of bitcoin dealers taking people’s money and running away:

      Bitcoin Banks Take The Money And Run

      “A Chinese Bitcoin exchange that held up to $4.1 million in users’ accounts has gone offline and everyone involved with it has vanished, according to CoinDesk.

      The GBL exchange claimed to be based in Hong Kong but turns out to have been headquartered in China. The Hong Kong Standard reports:
      The company appears to have launched in May 2013, with its domain registered on 9th May and a post later that month by Bitcoin Talk forum user zhaoxianpeng promoting the site.

      Some mainlanders went to the IFC office listed on its website, but this turned out to be a false address.
      Fourteen of them made a report to the Hong Kong police”

      Here is a 3rd Bitcoin opinion video (from Drutter):

      I suggest if you own bitcoins to exchange it for silver or a local community currency, if you are wealthy then choose a community you want to thrive and buy farm/factory/hire engineers to support the foundation for a alternative community to self sustain itself.


    • RonMamita says:

      Oh MY! Listen to this report about the USA government and its central bank falling in love with Bitcoin! Two corrupt institutions of organized crime give their stamp of approval; no thank you.

      Feds Love Bitcoins


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