"...What a great time to be born, what a great time to be alive, because this generation gets to essentially completely change the world."-Paul Hawken "Blessed Unrest"

Transitional Currencies


This video is a short animated introduction to Bitcoin, made possible with donations from the Bitcoin community. 
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NOTE:  Below you will find a 40 minute bilingual installment on Shift Shaper's Pole Reversal Blog Talk Radio, in English and Spanish. NOTA: Este es un programa bilingue, en ingles y espanol. 

Can a local complimentary currency help stimulate your community's commerce and actually move you local economy away from the domination of world trade?

Podria una moneda local ayudar estimula el comercio de su comunidad y mobilizar una economia local lejos de el control del comercio mundial?

Riding the wave of interest in alternative currencies, the Baltimore Green Currency Association baltimoregreen currency.org in April of 2011 launched Baltimore Bucks, a local currency traded in the form of the B-Note.

En este segmento bilingue de Viviendo Verde Ya! Evelina y Daniel traducen un programa de radio en que Anthony McCarthy entrevista Jeff Dicken sobre la B-Nota de Baltimore. 
On this bilingual segment of Viviendo Verde Ya! Co-hosts Evelina & Daniel replay parts of a program on WEAA 88.9FM Baltimore in which Anthony McCarthy interviews Jeff Dicken of Baltimore Green Currency. 

The basic idea behind BTCs isn't new at all. In fact, alternative currencies are already in place all over the world. In Ithaca, New York, residents can trade one hour of work (called an Ithaca HOUR) for equivalent goods and services around town. Spend one hour working for a neighbor, accept an Ithaca HOUR as payment, and you can spend that bill with another Ithaca resident. Currently, one Ithaca HOUR is valued at approximately $10.