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.
FairCoop's fourth anniversary is coming and we invite you to celebrate it with us
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.
New wallets in the making
Three people are working on additional FairCoin tools.
Arno is adapting omnilayer to work with FairCoin. This will allow us to offer web wallets and smart contracts on top of the FairCoin blockchain.
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.
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.
Our first app for transport sharing is ready. The Common Routes App is available now!
An initial idea about how to organize the transport issue inside the FairCoop ecosystem - to meet needs that might arise in differrent moments and places, and to try to be consistent with the ecological principles that we support, led to the emergence of a working group called, Carsharing, FairCarsharing is something that is not defined within the terminology of the FairCoop community yet, but the new Common Routes App could be a first step towards the shared use of our vehicles for different personal and collective needs.
Circular use of FairCoin
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
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.
The new 200 FairCoin donation campaign for non-profits has started. Apply now!
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.