1. Fairmarket alpha testing version launched the World Fair Trade Day
2. Interconnecting financial alternatives | Partnership with Betabank!
3. FairCoop and Faircoin in Hojaderouter.com
“Faircoin was created in early March 2014 by an anonymous developer who then left without a trace. 50 million coins were created and then distributed between the 6th and 8th of this month, at a rate of 1,000 units per hour; given as gifts to whoever signed up to receive them. It became the first virtual currency that did not initially have to be mined, and that was shared equitably in order to promote equality between participants.““Together, Faircoin and FairCoop try to promote a new global system of “post-capitalist economy” based on collaboration and free software. The cryptocurrency has become one of its main pillars, functioning as an exchange currency and a store of value.“ Thomas König, [the current developer behind Faircoin], explains that it promotes solidarity by allowing anyone to transfer value to other people quickly, securely and cheaply, without relying on centralised governmental or financial powers. In addition, “a cryptocoin can be a good excuse to generate a social movement and mutual support networks around it, and to bring the “virus of cooperation” to the money markets, says Enric Duran [the founder of FairCoop].““Both Duran as König argue that Faircoin, while important in Faircoop, is “nothing more than a tool within a global framework.” Progressively other tools will appear to “complete the monetary and economic ecosystem of Faircoop”, according to Duran. He explains that a just monetary system also needs access to credit that is democratic, that is accessible “to all persons having the capacity to produce“, and that at any given moment can cover people’s basic needs.”“This will be possible in the future with the other decentralized currency called Faircredit, which will be tasked with providing mutual credit. The loans will be interest-free debts that will become a revenue for others, and the sum total of all balances in the system will be zero, so that credit will no longer depend on centralised banks but the common good. The appearance of Faircredit will not lead to the disappearance of Faircoin, but they will be used together as complementary currencies.“To read the English traslation of the full article: /faircoin-the-cryptocurrency-of-the-catalan-robin-hood-who-expropriated-from-the-banks-to-give-to-the-poor/
4. Hacking traditional methods of payment: BitSwop, BitBill and LitePaid now accept Faircoins
LitePaid, Bitbill and BitSwop are tools that recently started accepting Faircoin as payment. Through these services it is now possible to pay the phone bill or buy spices for cooking with Faircoins.
5. FairCoop seed spreading through Europe | BERLIN · LISBOA · OPORTO · MADRID
6. Faircoin PaperWallet
One of the main priorities of FairCoop is to provide all individuals and groups with a range of tools that facilitate the development and expansion of a new economy. Therefore, FairCoop presents its Paper Wallet.
7. FairCoop nominated for the 2015 OuiShare prizes!!!
The OuiShare Fest is the most important event related to the collaborative economy in Europe. Each year, various initiatives that promote social change on a global level are nominated in order to help support their future development.
The OuiShare Awards seek to reward projects that are contributing to transition, transformation or change. The intention is to highlight the diversity of the collaborative economy and demonstrate its impact; from solving important social and environmental challenges to disrupting the status quo in certain sectors – or once again redefining the concept of the city.
This year, 150 proposals were presented and FairCoop was selected among 14 nominees in the category of “Collaborative Finance”. From the 20th to 22nd May we will be at the OuiShare Fest in Paris to present it!
A few days from now and certainly within a month we may also find ourselves chosen for the final selection.
We invite you to view the proposals and cast your vote online: https://awards.ouishare.net/2015/vote/