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But it's so complicated!

2018/04/07 - 12:00am

Author: Guy James

A comment we are used to hearing here at FairCoop is: "but all this is so complicated! I can't get my head 'round it". This is often just before they give up entirely on the project.

Circular use of FairCoin

2018/03/30 - 2:06pm

We want to familiarize you with the basic uses of FairCoin when offering goods or services as a merchant or service provider. Using FairCoin is not complicated, and in this overview we will cover the essential functions of coin storage, methods of payment and frequently asked questions. 

Bittrex de-lists FairCoin. Centralized power structures cannot control a decentralized currency backed by a grassroots movement

2018/03/24 - 3:00pm

If you have visited the Bittrex crypto-currency exchange page you may have seen the message: "The BTC-FAIR market will be removed on March 30, 2018",  and we'd like to clarify the situation.

Experiences from the previous campaign to donate 1,000 FairCoin

2018/03/16 - 12:00am

Here we will look deeper into the experiences of those who received 1,000 FairCoin in the first part of the FairCoop Donation Campaign, in order to better contextualize the quantitative info detailed in our previous post and to end the promotional part of this phase of the campaign. You can be inspired by the good ideas and energy shown by some groups, by seeing how FairCoop's donations helped them. We also want to learn from past experiences to strengthen our relations with the non-profit groups with which we collaborate.

The new 200 FairCoin donation campaign for non-profits has started. Apply now!

2018/03/15 - 12:00am

FairCoop will continue with its support for non-profit collectives aligned with our values, donating 200 FairCoin each to the next 190 appplicants from a special fund containing 38,000 FairCoin. The new campaign is a continuation of the previous one (https://2017.fair.coop/faircoop-donates-100-000-faircoins/), adapted to FairCoin's new value at the moment.

Call to the FairCoop Ecosystem for the 2nd International Women's Strike of 8 March 2018

2018/03/08 - 12:00am

Today, 8th of March, is the Feminist Strike, a worldwide event to give visibility to the situation of women and to support them. We think that the FairCoop ecosystem as a whole should join the strike because...

(FairCoop Feminist Group)

The FairCoin Stability Fund is Here!

2018/03/06 - 12:00am

In times of bear market trends on cryptocurrency markets, the FairCoin price on private marketplaces such as Bittrex can be affected, and cause a downturn in the market price for some time, even while the real-world use of FairCoin is continuing in its steady growth. For this reason, at some times there can be a significant price difference between the official price of FairCoin and its market price. To make the ecosystem more resilient in these circumstances, the collaborative actions of people who have both the desire and the capacity to invest in FairCoin are needed; and at the same time this gives them the opportunity to buy at a market price that is somewhat lower than the official price.

The FairSpot: Another potential model for FairCoop local nodes

2018/03/02 - 12:00am

A FairSpot is a physical space for FairCoop-related activities. The first one opened in 2017, in a small rented shop in Exarcheia, a popular, central, and very free neighbourhood of Athens. This was the original idea, but any given FairSpot can differ very much from the others, and in this way adapt to specific local needs or cultures. Overall the idea of creating a FairSpot as a central point for a Local Node is becoming a part of the larger methodology for implanting Local Nodes in many different conditions. In offering an integrated environment, which can serve as a prefigurative demonstration of the various services and ideas present in our ecosystem, establishing a FairSpot is a useful option to consider.

Update Your ElectrumFair Wallet Now

2018/02/16 - 12:00am

ElectrumFair is one of the wallets available for FairCoin. Its use is simple and, like any other FairCoin wallet, highly secure. The new improved version 3.0.5 has just been released, and we recommend that you update the previous version.  Specifically if you are still using the 2.7.1 version of ElectrumFair or older, the update is mandatory.

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