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Alternative means of payment or regional/local currencies are a worldwide phenomenon. Here are a few examples. Most of them are issued by a central authority. Minuto, however, is organized decentrally.


Minuto lecture

Presentation on the need for free means of payment and the potential of Minuto (in German).

Minuto Film

A 30 minutes movie on Minuto.

Interest free money

Money expert Prof. Margrit Kennedy talks about exponential growth of the monetary system, diversification of currencies, new types of banks and about a monetary system without interest and inflation (in German).

Regional and local currencies

The power of local currency

At TEDxBasel, Florence Siegenthaler proposes using a local currency to put the power back in the hands of our communities.

The power of complementary community currencies

At this TEDxLeiden event, Edgar Kampers talks about the potential of complementary community currencies.

Palmas (Brazil)

There are several regional money projects in Brazil. The Palmas is a currency of a bank founded by the parish priest Joaqin de Melo in a ghetto on the outskirts of the large city of Fortaleza. The money is issued in the form of interest-free microloans.

Roue (Provence, France)

France also has regional currencies. Here, the concept is explained using the Roue as an example.

Sardex (Italy)

In southern Sardinia, the regional currency Sardex saved many companies through the financial crisis.

Chiemgauer (Germany)

The Chiemgauer is the largest regional currency in Germany and has been around for several years.

Ithaca Hours (New York, USA)

Ithaca Hours is a local currency in Ithaca, New York and is the oldest and largest local currency system in the US that is still operating.

Goldback (USA)

A growing number of small businesses across Utah are now accepting what are called “goldbacks“ - a local currency that's been gaining attention during the pandemic.

Read more on Wikipedia's list of complementary currencies and its category page on local currencies.


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