Sustainable Prosperity

"Building the world of the future with the money of the future."

Reconomy engages us in a massively-multiplayer, collaborative quest to build global sustainable prosperity by growing self-reliant, prosperous communities everywhere.

This begins at our Global Timebank [2], where our player-makers trade valuable knowledge within a living library, hour-for-hour. Here, trading credit is awarded for helping grow, administer and scale this global trading platform to local communities anywhere. And each community platform can be newly configured. The result is a self-managing, self-scaling, open-source tool that gives each member the opportunity to pursue their personal vision of the world of the future.

Reconomy credit isn't money, so it can't be extracted for use outside the trading platforms. But credit value within the community platforms is tracked in units of national currency to allow our members to use local credit side-by-side with national currency when trading goods and services. As with our Global Timebank, this community-credit is awarded for growing membership and helping others use our network, and additionally for helping develop and manage local People Power Stations (PPS) [3], which are our community-based makerspaces, where renewable energy and other resources are developed and traded.

Each PPS significantly discounts the renewable energy it generates when traded for Reconomy's community credit, creating a demand for both the energy and the credit that thus impels and empowers persons and communities to develop and steward all their human and natural resources: water, food, sanitation, education, housing, art, etc - everything that can be accomplished with continuous access to energy, credit, and a global network of mutual support.

To acquire the technology and other tools that might not be possible to produce locally, such as mobiles and small-energy systems, our members can individually or collaboratively purchase these with national currency through our global platform. In addition to using personal resources for these acquisitions, each member has the option of joining the Reconomy Crowdfund, where small contributions from all members are pooled and awarded to projects voted best by the Crowdfund membership.

Because imported tech and tools become part of their local public commons, the equivalent value of all contributions is recorded as community credit in the individual contributor's personal account in their targeted community. Purchase power parity (PPP)[4] multiplies the buying power of this credit in emerging nations by as much as 500%, thus providing a bonus that helps reconomists afford to play by profiting as entrepreneurs in a "fair trade" manner. And this further incentivizes creation of People Power Stations where they're needed most - in the poorest regions, where the PPP bonus is greatest.

Players win by following their personal vision to build unique, prosperous and sustainable communities. And a world filled with prosperous and sustainable communities will be a prosperous and sustainable world for everyone.

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