It has been more than a year since the launch of FairCoin 2, and we are proud to have supported the first cryptocurrency that is truly democratically managed and resource-saving, based on the Proof-of-Cooperation blockchain. Until now, it has been running without technical problems, so congratulations to our developers! If you still don't know much about this, here are some facts that can help you better understand what makes this cryptocurrency unique.
Conclusions of our first event at our new online school
As was announced in a previous post, last week we celebrated the 4th anniversary of FairCoop and the 10th anniversary of the day that Enric Duran made his banking action public. We did this with our first event at the new FairCoop School on the GCAS platform, which will soon announce its online course. In this post, you will find some of the conclusions we drew from the event.
A call not to lose our breath
MACAO, a center for art, culture and research, with a close relationship with the Milan local node of FairCoop, is threatened with a forthcoming eviction and we want to show our solidarity with them and share the denouncement of the situation that they have described in a statement that we repost.
FairCoop's fourth anniversary is coming and we invite you to celebrate it with us
Next Monday, September 17, we have a triple celebration at FairCoop. In addition to being the fourth year of the ecosystem life and the 10th anniversary of Enric Duran's action to highlight the fiat money scam, we want to officially present our FairCoop school on the GCAS platform.
Arbúcies, an evolving experiment in new forms of radicalism for the 21st century
Author: Alexander R. Hufford
The endeavour of FairCoop, to enhance the networking of cooperative movements of the solidarity economy across regions and borders, and one of its most well-known tools, the digital currency FairCoin, have both reached a new level of success with the recent acceptance by the municipality of Arbúcies, in Catalonia, of payment in FairCoin for various services. Overall, understanding this development means coming to grips with the profound changes in societal structure and the advent of new technologies in the 21st century, instead of denying them or remaining stuck in ideological abstractions drawn from forever- past models of revolt.
Rojava and FairCoop (1)
Author: Bashur local node
Before moving on to Rojava and FairCoop, we think it is necessary to explain some basics about Democratic Confederalism: a system defended by the thesis of Abdullah Öcalan, which is a hope for the liberation of the peoples in the Middle Eastern region known as Rojava (Western Kurdistan). We would like to make a general assessment in this article, so we will mention the current crisis and some examples of struggle, sacrifice and courage from the last 40 years.
Join our next Summer Camp now
Registration is now open for the next FairCoop Summer Camp, to be held in Serbia from 20 July to 19 August 2018. Over the course of four weeks, FairCoop members will have the opportunity to meet again in person to get to know each other, share experiences and join efforts and ideas to continue to make the ecosystem grow.
Expanding FairCoop in Italy, from the Milan local node and its recent innovations
Author: Milan local node
Because every experience is precious and because sharing is one of the things we do best in FairCoop, here is some news from the Milan local node. It explains how they have introduced FairCoin as a bridge between fiat money and the local currency used by the MACAO community. It's full of useful information for any local node who wants to cooperate with any collective using another social or local currency. Enjoy!
What makes Trade really Fair?
On 12th of May we are celebrating the World Fair Trade day, which various organisations and businesses embrace nowadays, opening up an ethical way of trading. What we will try to debate in the rest of the article is if conventional fair trade businesses are really making a difference to people and the planet, noting that there could be various levels of meaning and a wide spectrum of cases involved.