Currencies (non tradeable wealth)
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A sample currency system-map: The MetaCurreny Project: an initiative to create underlying technology protocols to enable widespread currency innovation. Emergent By Design : the blog of Venessa Miemis
Everywhere you look—the Republican primaries, Occupy Wall Street, the media—the spotlight is on fixing the economy. Some critics have charged that the economy, as we know it, never really worked in the first place—and that alternative money systems might be more equitable. You may have heard of Ithaca Hours , the experimental time-based local currency that began circulating in a city in upstate New York in the early nineties; the currency is still in operation nearly two decades later. There are also “ time banks ” popping up around the U.S. that operate on a similar philosophy: people barter chunks of labor time in exchange for services or goods. Another, newly-launched, Twitter-based alternative currency called PunkMoney is attempting to leverage online tools to create an exchange circuit that subverts existing ones.