Commons Engine
Commons Engine | Create with Us
Commons Engine solves real-world problems through helping to generate commons-resource sharing organizations
Sharing Economy, P2P, The Commons, Mutual Credit, Asset-Backed Currency, Microtransactions, Holochain, CryptoCurrency
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We act as an “engine” for the commons by supporting partner projects that build tech to share, and connecting them through thematic cohorts excited to learn from each other, too!  We document these social and economic techniques to enable groups to set up with more confidence – by plugging themselves into existing networks of practice, and by using tried and true methods.  Our first such effort is a Currency Design Master Class that includes cases from the field and provides a digital home for the cross-pollination of practitioners across levels of experience. We hope this course will give rise to future networks of thematically-linked projects.


Work with us

Work with our experienced team to build participatory crypto-accounting systems in tangibles and intangibles. Such systems help bring out the full spectrum of wealth in networks of producers through cooperation, alignment, and mutualization. We offer a range of strategy consultation (e.g. fundraising, analysis, storytelling) to bring your vision out into the world.


Current Cohort: Regenerative Food Systems

Join a cohort of similar projects to learn from and with each other as you build domain-specific cryptographic accounting systems. If you…


  • have a project related to ethical food systems,
  • want help designing a distributed tech stack,
  • and work well with a group of peers (looking to share knowledge, costs…),

you may be a great fit! Please contact us at [email protected] You can also learn  more here.


Phase 1: Currency Design Master Class

Our aim is to share our know-how with you – methods, templates, and models from our work on-the-ground. To galvanize this process, we present a Master Class to collaboratively organize and prioritize existing materials, promoted by seasoned designers.