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Qoin and Twynstra Gudde join hands for strong local communities

    Qoin and organisation consultancy firm Twynstra Gudde have started a collaboration to realise strong local communities – together with citizens, municipalities, entrepreneurs and institutions in the region. Read about the collaboration below. This news item is written in Dutch. If you are unable to read Dutch and would like to be informed on...

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Qoin nominated for the Dutch FinTech Awards 2017

The Dutch FinTech Award celebrates companies that shape the future of finance. It is the place where innovative and disruptive companies in the financial technology industry are awarded for their efforts to challenge the status quo. Qoin is nominated to be included in the top 50 of this award. Joining the FinTech top 50 is...

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IJCCR publishes article on SamenDoen

    The International Journal of Community Currency Research has published a peer-reviewed article on the implementation of SamenDoen, a community currency programme in the Dutch Municipalities of Tholen and Bergen op Zoom. Written by Lydwien Batterink, Judith van der Veer and Edgar Kampers. In the article they take SamenDoen, or Do it Together! (DiT) as...

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Vacancy: Senior Developer

  Job description – Senior Developer Please only apply if you are based in or near Amsterdam, or if you are willing to relocate. Remote working is not an option for this post. We’re looking for an experienced, creative full-stack Python/Django developer to join our small team in Amsterdam. You’ll be working on the continuing...

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Qoin at SID-meeting on future of the financial system

    At the 25th of October, the Society for International Development (SID) Netherlands organised a meeting titled “A Future for the Financial System: Community Currencies?”. Ruth Mwangi from Grassroots Economics Kenya and Roel Wolfert from Qoin presented their vision of the role of community currencies in the future of the financial system. Mwangi illustrated...

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Guest lecture of Edgar Kampers at the Oceanário de Lisboa

Guest lecture: “Money is not given, it is man made” On 30 June, Edgar Kampers will give a guest lecture at the Oeanário de Lisboa in Portugal. The lecture will present the latest developments of the community currency world. Edgar will discuss about how money can be reinvented to positively influence relations in the social, environmental and economic...

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4th International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies

The 4th International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies will focus on “Money, awareness and values for social change”. The next international conference on social and complementary currencies will take place from 10 to 14 May 2017 at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in Barcelona, Spain. UOC will organise the event together with Research...

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SamenDoen has a new logo

  We are happy to inform you that SamenDoen is working with an enthusiastic new team and has recently opened a new office in Bergen op Zoom (NL). Also, it has a fresh new logo. We like this new logo very much. Hope you like it too! Find out more about SamenDoen here samendoen.nl (in Dutch) or here (in...

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Beyond money - contemporary exchange tools for the next economy

In collaboration with OuiShare, Cultura Bank, SoSentral and Oslo Business Region, Qoin is happy to present the conference & workshop “Beyond money –  contemporary exchange tools for the next economy”. The event will be held in Oslo, Norway on 2-3 February 2016. The aim of the event is twofold: raise awareness about what is money, the...

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Binnenlands Bestuur: Active civil society possible through local currency

Binnenlands Bestuur, the Dutch policy platform, recently published in their weekly paper the article titled:  “Active civil society fosters own currency system – LOCAL CURRENCY ADVANCES” written by Jos Moerkamp. The article re-emphasizes what the added value of local currencies can be for an active civil society. The article also involves Edgar Kampers from Qoin, who highlights among other things, the contribution of local currency...

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Qoin chosen most promising company 2015 for Amsterdam region!

  Qoin’s Edgar Kampers is the winner of the ‘Dare to have a Dream Award 2015 Metropool region Amsterdam’. With this achievement Qoin is also recognized as the most promising company in 2015. The Dutch Dream Foundation (DDF) award was presented to Edgar by Doortje Van Unen (Deputy Director of the Amsterdam Economic Board) who...

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SamenDoen at the 3rd International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies

  The 3rd International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies took place on 27th-30th October at the Federal University of Bahia, in Salvador, Brazil. The theme of the event was: “Social currencies in social and solidarity economies: innovations in development”. Qoin had a session dedicated to the SamenDoen community currency programme running in Tholen and Bergen op...

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Seminar "New Financial Instruments" at the Dutch Ministry of the Interior

  Our recent seminar “New Financial Instruments” organised together with the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) and De Coöperatieve Samenleving discussed the theory and the practice of community currencies as instruments that support social participation. More than 160 representatives of Dutch public authorities including Ministries, Provinces and Municipalities attended this event on September 21. The seminar...

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Our projects in the New York Times

The phenomenon of community currencies was the focus of a New York Times article of 9 August 2015. “Do You Have Change for a Bowie? The Advent of Artisanal Cash”, written by Dan Crane, covered some of the projects supported by Qoin, including the Brixton Pound, the Bristol Pound, and the Makkie currency in Amsterdam. ...

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Final CCIA publication from our partner NEF

Community Currencies In Action (CCIA) was a transnational partnership project designing, developing and implementing community currencies across North West Europe (NWE) running from 2012 to 2015. The partnership provided a rigorously tested package of support structures to facilitate the development of currency initiatives across NWE, promoting them as credible policy vehicles for achieving positive outcomes....

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New article on The Paypers "Innovating money: From purpose to means"

“By innovating money, unaddressed needs in society can be met. Money becomes the means again, rather than our objective! Objectives of local governments, citizens, ngo’s, SME’s and institutes can be glued together by new currencies.” “Innovating money: From purpose to means” is written by Qoin Chief Marketing & Sales officer Roel Wolfert. Read the article here!

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People Powered Money

People Powered Money is the result of the Community Currencies in Action (CCIA) project, running from 2012-2015. The book is a how-to guide on creating your own community currency. Covering everything from currency design to project management, People Powered Money is available for free download. As the conventional monetary system foundered following the financial crisis in 2008, interest in new...

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SoNantes currency is officially launched!

We are happy to announce that the SoNantes currency is officially launched. SoNantes is a fully electronic local currency that can be used both by individual citizens and businesses as a complement to the euro. This initiative aims to reduce the costs of buying goods and services in the Nantes area, help maximise profit margins, and...

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Watch! A disruptive way to co-deliver public services

Edgar Kampers introduces SamenDoen: A disruptive way to co-deliver public services in an equal and reciprocal relationship between professionals, patients, their families and their neighbours at the 15th International Conference for Integrated Care in Edinburgh.

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Closing Conference of the Community Currencies In Action project

  The Community Currencies In Action (CCIA) project draws to a conclusion in mid 2015. With the aim of presenting all the activities and sharing experiences, CCIA will host a major conference in Brussels on 19th May. The conference will address the design, development and delivery of community currencies. It will see the launch of...

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