background preloader

Alternative currencies, monetary systems

Alternative currencies, monetary systems

Related:  WEB PAYMENTSCommons Entrepreneur

WingCash FAQ Contents Creating a Member Profile Who is eligible to sign up for WingCash? Residents of the United States who are 18 years or older are eligible to join WingCash. Where can WingCash be used? Green Mountain College: Master of Science in Resilient and Sustainable Communities | MRSC | Graduate Studies The latest graduate program from Green Mountain College is the nation’s first online Master of Science degree in Resilient and Sustainable Communities (MRSC). This two-year program, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), begins in February 2015 with a residency featuring Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and climate-change activist. "If we have one need on this planet, it's for resilient and sustainable communities,” said McKibben, “so it's good someone is thinking hard about how the heck to build them!" This program adopts GMC’s groundbreaking bioregional approach to distance learning, in which students apply what they learn in each course to their local communities. MRSC students will learn about land-use planning, economic development, energy production, food systems, and resource management, while developing skills in leadership, group organization and conflict resolution.

Microfinance Goes Bad in India The microfinance movement began in south Asia when Muhammad Yunus started Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in the 1970′s. He was awarded a Nobel Prize for his efforts in helping bring women out of poverty in that country. It has been a successful experiment in social lending extolled by the likes of Bill Clinton, Kofi Annan and many other world leaders. Checkout Transitioning to Google Wallet Google Wallet is a free service that lets you securely store your payment information, transaction history, offers and more. Everything's synced to the cloud -- giving you one wallet on any device you use, for in-store and online shopping. You can access your Wallet by downloading the Google Wallet mobile app from Google Play or the Apple app store, or on the desktop site at Google Wallet mobile app The Wallet app turns your mobile phone into your virtual wallet, so you can use it to check out at establishments that accept Google Wallet.

Workshops | Open Source Ecology We are offering workshops each month at Factor e Farm between April and August, and also at other sites in North America. OSE workshops are intended to provide you with immersion, hands-on training in practical skills – so you can Build Yourself – and thereby build the world around you. The goal is to lay to rest the myth of technology – to tame technology so that it truly serves human needs – as opposed to humans serving the needs of technology. Microfinance Community-based savings bank in Cambodia. There are a rich variety of financial institutions which serve micro-entrepreneurs and small businesses. Microfinance is a source of financial services for entrepreneurs and small businesses lacking access to banking and related services. The two main mechanisms for the delivery of financial services to such clients are: (1) relationship-based banking for individual entrepreneurs and small businesses; and (2) group-based models, where several entrepreneurs come together to apply for loans and other services as a group.

Google Acquires TxVia Over the last year, we’ve been hard at work developing Google Wallet, a payment service that makes it possible for people to redeem discounts, earn loyalty points and pay—all at the same time, whether they’re shopping online or at the store around the corner. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve acquired payments technology company TxVia to complement our payments capabilities and accelerate innovation towards our full Google Wallet vision. TxVia is a technology pioneer that offers a fast, flexible and highly reliable payments platform—which we believe is one of the best in the world. Since 2008, TxVia has supported the management of more than 100 million accounts. They’ve partnered with the industry’s best known brands, and their leadership team has played an instrumental role in defining the fast-growing prepaid card segment of emerging payments.

The Moneyless Manifesto by Mark Boyle That we need money to live, like it or not, is a self-evident truism. Right? Not anymore. Drawing on almost three years of experience as The Moneyless Man, exbusinessman Mark Boyle not only demystifies money and the system that binds us to it, he also explains how liberating, easy, and enjoyable it is to live with less of it. Muhammad Yunus banks on beating the enemies of microfinance Muhammad Yunus is good at being calm. At 7.30am in a chilly office in central London, he talks with urbane charm and all the dispassionate objectivity of a philosopher as he considers the Bangladeshi government's campaign against him, and the possibility that it might destroy his life's work building up the world's first microfinance bank. He is Bangladesh's most famous son, known as the world's banker to the poor, winner in 2006 with the Grameen Bank of the Nobel peace prize, a tireless campaigner at global summits for microfinance and social enterprise who can count Hillary Clinton, Nicolas Sarkozy and Mary Robinson among his many friends. But as the saying goes, a prophet is never recognised in his own country. Neither the global acclaim – nor the protestations of both the French and the US government – is making much difference to a government intent on destroying Yunus's hold on Grameen Bank and the network of social enterprise companies he has developed over the last four decades.

Faq - PaySwarm Abstract The PaySwarm web platform is an open standard that enables web browsers and web devices to perform payments and copyright-aware, peer-to-peer digital media distribution. This document is designed to answer a number of frequently asked questions surrounding the PaySwarm standard. Introduction Indian Country the Site of New Developments in Community Wealth Building Indian Country is the site of some exciting new work taking shape in social enterprise and employee ownership. Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, one of the poorest areas of the country, is the planned site of a “Regenerative Community” being built by Thunder Valley Development Corp. The new community – recipient of federal funding and praised in a public speech by President Obama – is designed to be a net zero community, producing all the energy it uses.