Digital-currencies: solution for the new reality?  
Lessons from the development world on using community currencies.
About this Event
PositiveBlockchain, in partnership with Impact Hub, Alliance for Prosperity and Scrypt, presents:

Digital-currencies: solution for the new reality? Lessons from the development world on using community currencies.


AGENDA: 

18th of May at 18:00 CEST

How can community currencies help trade and community development during the current crisis? Projects and platforms like Grassroots Economics, Hiveonline and Celo are providing community currency solutions in various global contexts, often with specific focus on financial inclusion, and are right now adopting their work to the realm of Covid-19. This session will bring together perspectives from global projects working on Community Currency solutions during Covid-19 and beyond, taking into account different approaches and implementation contexts.


Speakers: 


Sofie Blakstad - HiveOnline

Anca Bogdana Rusu - Celo

Will Ruddick & Caroline Dama - Grassroots Economics


Moderator:

Maike Gericke - PositiveBlockchain/Scrypt


19th of May at 09:00 CEST

How can alternative currency and voucher systems help liquidity during a crisis? During Covid-19, the topic of aid distribution and liquidity assurance is gaining unprecedented global relevance. While projects like UnBlocked Cash focus on aid distribution to vulnerable populations, new projects like the German dGE (or Diggi) initiative are emerging that look at liquidity assurance in well established financial systems on the onset of an economic crisis. With traditional financing models becoming largely unavailable, new mechanisms for financing and scaling upcoming projects and initiatives (e.g. Coinsense.org) also gain importance during the crisis. This session will explore current developments in this area.


Speakers: 


Sandra Uwantege Hart - Oxfam International

Karim Chabrak - Coinsence.org

Marcus Ewald - dGE (Diggi)


Moderator:

Maciej Bulanda - PositiveBlockchain

Sessions in this Event
  • 18/05/2020 18:00 CEST
    Session 1: How can community currencies help trade and community development during the current cris
  • 19/05/2020 09:00 CEST
    Session 2: How alternative currency and voucher systems can help liquidity during a crisis
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