Michel Bauwens: P2P Commons Next Steps

Proposed Next Steps for the emerging P2P and Commons networks I believe the time is there to start constructing the following three institutional coalitions: * The civic/political institution: The Alliance of the Commons * The economic institution: the P2P/Commons Globa-local « Phyle » * The political-economy institution: The Chamber of the Commons Read full post.

Michel Bauwens: #Occupy Role of Power in a P2P Open Source Economy

2012, trending again. The role of power relations in a p2p economy The #occupy movement, which is a surface manifestation of a deeper Multitude movement, is in fact a refutation of power. Not only of the “power in place”, i.e. big banks, governments, etc. but of what we call “instituted power”, the kind of power your boss has …

Jean Lievens: Want to Hurt Wall Street? Displace the Lending Industry with BitCoin and P2P Lending!

This bitcoin alternative is a threat to Wall Street Peer-to-peer loans imperil banks, and cryptocurrencies may finish the job EXTRACT Digital currencies circumvent the fees and roadblocks to access that come with traditional financial services. The possibilities, especially in the underdeveloped world, are enormous. As much as $9.6 trillion in assets locked out of the …