Moving from Blogger to WordPress

Welcome to OS Currency on wordpress! From the opensourcecurrency google group (10/3/13): Over the last year or so, while github participation (issues, some documentation and one virtual dev meetup announcement) has increased, the opensourcecurrency.org blog has sadly been inactive. While the blog has been performing solidly as an archive of old posts, with some help, … Continue reading

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Solidarity Economy at USSF

Unfortunately, I haven’t blogged much on my experience at the US Social Forum. in short, it was great and I recommend attending any one you can get to. Hopefully Iĺl follow up on that statement. I have multiple social interests, so my time was divided. I also attended as part of a family vacation, so … Continue reading

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Almost a million Berkshares in circulation

There are about 844,000 BerkShares in circulation, worth $759,600 at the fixed exchange rate of 1 BerkShare to 90 U.S. cents, according to program organizers. The paper scrip is available in denominations of one, five, 10, 20 and 50. In their 10 months of circulation, they’ve become a regular feature of the local economy. Businesses … Continue reading

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Barcelona Time Banks on "The World"

PRI’s “The World” ran a great story on a Time Bank experience in Barcelona. The World’s Gerry Hadden reports that a barter system is catching on in Barcelona, Spain. People register with what’s called a time bank to trade services. They might teach a language or do home repairs. The hours they work become time … Continue reading

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Austin Time Exchange 1st Anniversary Celebration

Austin Time Exchange 1st Anniversary Celebration Please come celebrate with us!!! You are invited to attend an event marking the 1st anniversary of the Austin Time Exchange. On Sunday, June 3rd from 6pm-9pm, we will be hosting a gathering at Monkey Wrench Books. We will be enjoying beer and light refreshments from 6pm-8pm and will … Continue reading