complementary currency / insoshi / oauth / screencast

Stupid Currency Tricks with OAuth

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program with a screencast for software developers. If you are not a software developer, the screencast may not be useful, but it’s good to understand why OAuth is critical to online complementary currency. When you buy something online, you don’t log into your bank’s website to do the transaction. You … Continue reading

alternative currency / austin / complementary currency / Events / onewebday

One Web Day Austin

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/Ac+DBY_Iaw%5DWe had the opportunity to talk about community currency at One Web Day. There is an archive of talks. It was neat to see Cafe Caffeine‘s customers stop in for coffee throughout the evening and stay awhile to listen in on the compelling talks about privacy online and the war for peace. A big … Continue reading

alternative currency / austin time exchange network / complementary currency / economia solidaria / lets / solidarity economics / time bank / ussf

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

alternative currency / complementary currency / lets / solidarity economics / time bank

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

austin time exchange network / complementary currency / economia solidaria / money / solidarity economics / time bank

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