CC Knowledge Gateway

The Community Currency Knowledge Gateway was build for the Community Currencies in Action (CCIA) project. As the project manager of CCIA for the New Economics Foundation, I developed the strategy, content architecture and layout of the website, procured and liaised with the web-developers (WordPress with WPML) and authored and edited large parts of the initial […]

Me in Easyjet Magazine: Quoted on Bitcoin

Regional Bitcoin equivalents have popped up in Iceland, Czech Republic, Spain and Greece, all this year, created in the hope of bolstering local economies. It’s not uncommon for such ‘community currencies’ to emerge in difficult times –  when traditional currencies fail

NEF Blog: Why Bitcoin hasn’t changed finance – yet

Last week I was invited to talk about Bitcoin and the future of money at the Sibos conference in Boston, an annual get-together of the payment systems industry: the people working in between your bank account and that of anyone you buy from. This is a gigantic, profitable and globally established sector – but at […]

NEF Blog: Time to think bigger on Scottish currency

(Photo credit:   Jonathan Combe) On currency, the vibrant Scottish independence debate has got stuck in a rut. Whether or not Britain will share the sterling is an emotive subject. But it also begs the question of why – in a creative, digitally advanced and regionally diverse society – the strength of an economy should […]

Interview: The Guardian – Bitcoin

Bitcoin is having its moment but there are better sustainable currencies The crypto currency’s liberating features are undone by its susceptibility to fraud. With other options out there, Bitcoin may not be the best bet. Bitcoin suffers two other major downsides, neither of them headline-grabbers