making payments in diverse economies
2nd International Conference on Complementary Currency Systems (CCS)
19 - 23 June 2013, The Hague, The Netherlands
Much as I would have liked to be at this event, for the usual time and money reasons, it wasn't possible. However, as a contribution to the ongoing exploration and development in this critical area, we invite and encourage all attending (and any not) to take a look at the latest development work in open money software.
At openmoney.ca/beta, in just three easy steps, you can -
request an account
respond to the confirmation email
reset your password, eh?
You will have a login identity, and a trading account already joined to a virtual currency - the “cc”.
If you know the name anyone else is using, you can transfer “cc” to their account. And maybe others will send cc to you.
So far so good - a simple, free online recording service, globally accessible.
But open money isn’t the usual one-trick pony of the conventional cc circus. With open money there are many ways to play.
You can have multiple trading names under one login and join any of those names to any other currency in the system if you know the name of that currency.
You can create currencies and invite others to join, or use them simply for internal accounting - let's count the ways.
You can create spaces - groups of trading names - for instance for regional, local and neighborhood communities, for churches, schools, or for internal organization and exchange within in a corporation or government.
It will help to refer occasionally to the user guide.
This platform doesn't support a "marketplace" or "profiles" - there are many other ways to support that aspect of a community process, and no need to use any internal accounting that might come with it.
This is a very early release - the web pages haven't been optimised for mobiles, or even for a desktop browser. It is feature poor and has minimal administration tools.
Nonetheless the open money namespace and the structure of this system places it in a class of its own, entirely distinct from any other initiative that we know in this field.
Soon there will be apps.