[ExI] Bottom-up currencies

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Mar 10 08:01:42 UTC 2011

On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 05:32:09PM +1030, Emlyn wrote:
> So, a couple of things:
> 1 - Where is the theory on this stuff; where should I begin to look? I
> am guessing there's some useful libertarian writing on this, for
> example.

You're aware of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_currency
of course?
> 2 - If it is useful, it seems that it's something that needs a
> technological platform to make it really go. If you can set up a
> currency somewhere trusted, which will enforce your local rules, track
> who has how much of what, and provide the ability to for people to
> make trades between currencies, with copious APIs for third parties to
> work with it, then you have the basis for a decentralisation of
> currency that could be really interesting.

A good experiment would be to hack a bitcoin http://www.bitcoin.org/
app for Android that can do remote interactions and would also
support NFC for newer Androids.
> Other thoughts?

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