In the first of two 10-week courses by the Commons Engine, you will learn the compelling and transformative practice of currency design.

Before the explosion of blockchain ledgers in 2008, currency design was a little-known field where community-focused economies grew as pragmatic responses to blockers to effective sharing and exchange of resources. This course approaches token engineering, cryptoeconomics, and cryptoaccounting from the perspective of this long-cultivated wisdom on designing economies of deep wealth (before and beyond money!).

 

Register now at $500 per seat. We have a discount if you bring a colleague. This includes 5 focused lessons, 5 case studies, and a year-long membership in a community of practitioners.

 

Completion of the course also makes you eligible for the next one, where you can actively workshop and bootstrap your own designs!

The Currency Design Workshop Starts October 3rd! Register Today!

This is the first of two 10-week courses by the Commons Engine and MetaCurrency. It is focused on the conceptual and historical background of currency design, with case studies by experienced designers. This course approaches token engineering, crypto-economics, and crypto-accounting from the perspective of deep wealth and non-monetary value.

 

We begin on October 3rd and run through December 12th on Thursdays at 10:30 PST / 1:30 EST / 17:30 UTC. Each session will be about 1.5 hours.

 

 

Register for one ticket at $500.

Register for two tickets at $850 until Oct 3rd

 

One $500.00 ticket

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Case Studies

* 10 October — The Rise of Digital Money
* 24 October — Community Currencies
* 7 November — Impact and Reputation
* 21 November — Crypto: Security Tokens
* 12 December — Crypto: Mutual Credit

 

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We accept HOT and ETH

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If you are paying in cryptocurrency, please send an email to [email protected] with a link to the transaction and an indication of the email address to which you’d like to receive course-related communications.

What Will You Learn?

 

Here you’ll learn the philosophy and mechanics of sub- and extra- monetary value. Recognizing non-monetary value, made visible in flows of different currencies or (current-sees) suits the dire social and ecological need to transition to an equitable and regenerative mode of production. Transition is hard; those equipped to initiate commons-infrastructure and social impact projects must learn to build bridges from the world where financial capital rules and responsibility falls solely on those who have it.

 

Everything you’ll need for the course will be delivered to you via email before we begin.

 

Who Should Attend?

 

This workshop is designed for strategic planners, technologists, venture experts, social changemakers, cryptocurrency enthusiasts, systems thinkers, and policy makers interested in creative ways to recognize and distribute resources – in any system – for the benefit of all involved.

 

5 Master Classes + 5 Case Studies + 1 Year Community Practice Membership

Curated by Metacurrency and the Commons Engine – the folks behind Holo (HOT):

 

Bringing 30+ years of collective experience in currency design, plus access to a global network of practitioners.

 

Siddharth, Founder Sacred Capital

Once the head of South Asia's largest trading desk, Siddharth moved to a community founded by Gandhi in 2011 for four years. His explorations with radically different economic paradigms showed him the true potential of reputation in distributed networks. He is currently based out of Singapore where he has founded Sacred Capital. Their Reputation Interchange helps entrepreneurs scale new forms of value: social, cultural and informational capital.

Mamading Ceesay, Co-Founder of the Brixton Pound

worked on currency software and analyzed outcomes of UK Timebanks and LETS. Mamading has chaired community currency panels and has delivered courses on community currencies previously.

Noah Thorpe, Founder of CoMakery

worked on security token primary issuance, secondary exchange trading and custody projects with SharesPost, Republic.co, Swarm.fund, PROPs and many others. In 2013 he was VP of Engineering at Nasdaq Private Market where he helped build pre-ipo stock trading systems. After Nasdaq, he co-founded a holacratically organized venture studio in 2014 where he lead DAO, decentralized reputation and security token projects for both fortune 100 companies and blockchain startups. Currently, he is founder of CoMakery, a platform to help gather your tribe and achieve big missions.

Jean Russell, Flow Hacker

project lead for the Holo ICO, which raised 30,000 ETH (valued at $22M at the time) unpacking and patterning currency design since 2005 published Cultivating Flows: How Ideas Become Thriving Organizations, exploring flows and patterns for healthy emergence gathered from leading-edge practitioners

Ferananda Ibarra, Social Architect

over fifteen years of experience with community building and currency design background in collective intelligence, integral theories, and deep wealth design listed as one of 100 women globally co-creating a P2P Society

Emaline Friedman, PhD in Psychology, Consciousness, and Society

writes and speaks on the dynamics of distributed organizations, emerging forms of cryptocurrency, and the realities of digital labor Her forthcoming book (mid-2020) uses continental philosophy to develop an emancipatory critical psychology of the "user" in the era of ubiquitous digital technology.

Arthur Brock, Currency Designer and Holochain Co-Founder

has designed and implemented cryptocurrencies for the last two decades brings visionary strategies for decentralized social and technological systems currently leads the Holo development team

Currency Design Workshop

 

This is the first of two 10-week courses by the Commons Engine and MetaCurrency. It is focused on the conceptual and historical background of currency design, with case studies by experienced designers. This course approaches token engineering, crypto-economics, and crypto-accounting from the perspective of deep wealth and non-monetary value.

 

We begin on October 3rd and run through December 12th on Thursdays at 10:30 PST / 1:30 EST / 17:30 UTC. Each session will be about 1.5 hours.

 

Register for one ticket at $500.

Register for two tickets at $850 until Oct 3rd

 

 

One $500.00 ticket

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Bring a friend! 2 tickets for $850

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We accept HOT and ETH

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If you are paying in cryptocurrency, please send an email to [email protected] with a link to the transaction and an indication of the email address to which you’d like to receive course-related communications.

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1 of 2

 

This is the first of two courses. The first is focused on learning the conceptual and historical background of currency design, as well as absorbing the experiential knowledge of fabulous designers. The second course will facilitate workshopping and bootstrapping of your own currencies!

 

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When?

 

We begin on October 3rd and wrap up on December 12th, meeting weekly on Thursdays.

Sessions will be held at 10:30 PST / 1:30 EST / 18:30 UTC. And each session will be about 1.5 hours.

 

 

 

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Community of Practice

 

Course admission includes a year-long membership to an “open learning commons”, with curated materials, moderated forums, and a network of designers.

 

 

 

FAQ

 

When can I see a full list of modules and dates?

We are scheduling with our case study presenters to make sure that the crucial pieces of currency design come together in the course! We will update you as soon as we can about specific content.

 

How much time should I expect to commit to the class?

With the membership you receive to an open learning commons, you can engage as deeply as you like with supplemental material and through discussion with others.
Preparatory readings and activities should not take longer than an hour, with some variation from week to week.

 

Are you offering scholarships or payment plans?

We heard you in the webinar! We have included an option for a three month payment plan 🙂 We are not offering formal scholarships. However, if the listed price poses too great a financial challenge for you, please email us directly at [email protected]. In the email we ask that you include your name, interest in the course, and the organization with which you’re affiliated.