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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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Binnenlands Bestuur: Active civil society possible through local currency

Binnenlands Bestuur, the Dutch policy platform, published 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 on achieving...

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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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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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Edgar Kampers at the 15th International Conference for Integrated Care

The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC), in partnership with NHS24 and the Joint Improvement Team of the Scottish Government presents the 15th International Conference for Integrated Care. The theme of this year is “Complex Needs, Integrated Solutions: Engaging, empowering and enabling people for active and healthy living”. The event is to take place at...

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Community Currency Knowledge Gateway launched!

After a huge collaborative effort, Qoin, together with the CCIA partners, is delighted to announce the launch of Community-Currency.info. Community-Currency.info is an online database of community currencies outlining the origins, aims, vocabulary and functions of both high-profile and lesser-known projects in the growing world of currency design. www.community-currency.info Written in five languages (English, Dutch, French, German...

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Qoin at the Disruptive Innovation Festival

  Shifting paradigms: Community currencies for a greater resilience On 12th November at 10 GET (11 CET), Qoin will host a webinar about community currencies at the Disruptive Innovation Festival, an initiative of the Ellen Macarthur Foundation. The online Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) is working with organisations, universities and individuals from all over the world to spotlight...

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Upcoming event about digital currencies in Amsterdam

Mini seminar: the pros and cons of digital currencies Thursday 9th October 2014,  15,00 – 18,00 @ Berlage Meet and Workspace There is a growing number of digital currencies appearing to the market: Bitcoin, Trade Euros, Guldencoin, E-gulden and TradeQoin are only a few examples. But what is the point with these currencies and how...

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Invest in TradeQoin on Symbid

Deze pagina is ook beschikbaar in het Nederlands Three years ago we had a dream. The financial downturn was at its peak. Entrepreneurs had to work very hard to survive and competition with large companies kept growing. Our dream? Helping small, regional companies to survive. The bike shop around the corner. The fine wine shop that knows exactly...

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Qoin and TradeQoin at the IRTA convention in Cancun, MEX

Rob van Hilten, CEO of Qoin and TradeQoin will attend IRTA’s 35th International Convention in Cancun, Mexico from 25th to 27th September 2014. IRTA, the International Reciprocal Trade Association, is a non-profit organisation committed to promoting just and equitable standards of practice and operation within the Modern Trade and Barter and other Alternative Capital Systems...

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Edgar Kampers at Bartertown Radio

Edgar Kampers, co-founder and co-director of Qoin, has been a guest speaker at Bartertown Radio on Saturday 27th September 2014. Bartertown Radio is  an online radio dedicated to the concept of barter and trade in business and in our own personal lives. The program discussed dynamic topics such as alternative economies, cash conversion, trade certificates, time...

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Qoin is working on NFC technology for community currencies

NFC (Near-Field Communication) is a technology that enables contact-less exchange of data between devices. NFC chips can be embedded in several objects including, for example, smartphones, stickers and smart cards. Qoin is bringing this technology into the community currency world to further enhance the features of its flagship IT system QoinWare. Qoin will use NFC...

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Brixton Pound joins CCIA Partnership

  We are pleased to report that the Brixton Pound will receive the support of the Community Currencies in Action (CCIA). The Brixton Pound will benefit from a state of the art electronic banking platform that is currently underway for two other CCIA projects: SoNantes in France and TradeQoin in the Netherlands. The platform will...

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Community currencies evaluation toolkit

We are pleased to announce that our partner nef (the new economics foundation) has released a community currency toolkit to help currency organisers assess the the impact of their project. Designed as part of the Community Currency in Action (CCIA) partnership, the handbook “No Small Change” offers practical advice about evaluating the performance of your community...

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