AirMiles (Loyalty Scheme)

Air Miles programmes are a form of complementary currency that function as a brand loyalty scheme, in this case for frequent flyers. Air Miles are ‘points’ or ‘credits’ awarded by airlines or other companies to customers, which may be redeemed against flights or as discounts on purchases. Read more

b2b currencies (Stub)

A B2B currency is a complementary payment medium used by a network of businesses to exchange goods and services between themselves. Such currencies stimulate local patterns of production and exchange, give participating businesses a quick and cheap source of capital and reduce expenditure of standard currencies such as Pounds, Euros or Dollars. CCIA is working with TradeQoin,... Read more

Commodity Currency (Stub)

A commodity currency is a name given to currencies of countries which depend heavily on the export of certain raw materials for income. These countries are typically developing countries, e.g. countries likeBurundi, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea; but also include developed countries like Canada and Australia. See more at:    

Crédito Mutuo


Mutual credit is a form of complementary currency that is created when a transaction takes place between traders who have previously agreed to use it as a medium of exchange. Read more

Dinero Digital

Descripción General La moneda digital es una forma de moneda o de medio de intercambio, que se crea y se guarda de forma electrónica (es decir, distinto de la física, tales como billetes de banco y monedas). Las monedas virtuales son un tipo de moneda digital, lo que significa que todas las monedas virtuales son digitales,... Read more

Energy currency (Stub)

Energy Currencies are currencies valued by units of energy production. By linking to environmentally sustainable energy sources (solar, wind etc), energy currencies seek both to boost local economies and contribute to a transition towards a more ecologically friendly society. See more at:    

Fiat Currency

A fiat currency is a currency that has no backing, no intrinsic value and is accepted at its face value on the basis of trust and/or because it is designated as legal tender. All sovereign currencies, national currencies, and reserve currencies currently in use are fiat currencies. Read more

Fureai Kippu

Fureai Kippu

The Fureai Kippu (literally ‘ticket for a caring relationship’) refers to a variety of Japanese national schemes and networks of mutual support dedicated to providing elderly care through the exchange of a complementary currency Read more

Legal Backed Tender Currency

A “legal backed tender currency” refers to a complimentary currency that is guaranteed to be redeemable for legal tender.  The Brixton Pound is an example of this type of currency.

Legal Backed Tender Currency

Legal backed tender currency refers to a complementary currency which is guaranteed to be exchangeable for legal tender, whether on a one-to-one value basis or with the imposition of a malus. Making a complementary currency exchangeable for legal tender in this manner is commonly done in order to increase public trust and belief in the... Read more


Local Exchange Trading Systems or Local Employment and Trading Systems (LETS) are ‘social’ mutual credit currencies where members trade skills, services and resources with each other by using credits issued by members themselves. Read more

MCL (Currency (Stub)

MCL – or “Miracle Coin” – is a trader-to-trader digital currency, facilitating the flow of goods and services between those in the network. Find out more at:    

MLC Monnaie Locale Complémentaire (Stub)

MLC es un termino que se utiliza en Francia para hacer referencia a una moneda local, similar a las Monedas de Transición de Reino Unido o a las de Alemania conocidas como Regiogeld. Ver :

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Moneda Virtual

Descripción General El termino “Moneda Virtual” fue definido en 2012 por el Banco Central Europeo como “un tipo de sin regulación, moneda digital, el cual es emitido y por lo general controlado por sus desarrolladores, y utilizado y aceptado entre los miembros de una comunidad virtual específico”. El Departamento del Tesoro de Estados Unidos en 2013... Read more


Regiogeld is a German word used to describe a variety of regional currency initiatives in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. Read more

Scriptural Money

Scriptural Money, analagous to private bank money, refers to funds held in current accounts at a commercial bank, where they are recorded as money-units as part of a banks’ record system. Read more

Stamp Scrip

Stamp scrip was a group of complementary currencies launched during the financial and economic crisis of the 1930’s mainly in Germany, Austria and United States. Read more

Stamped money (Stub)

Stamped money refers to a currency which incorporates the feature of “demurrage”, or negative interest. It is also referred to as scrip money – read more here.


Tauschring or Tauschkreis refer to versions of Time Banks and LETS adopted in German speaking countries. Read more



Time Banking is the community currency concept in which time, typically hours, are used as unit of account. Read more

Tipologías de Monedas de Comunitarias

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Trade Exchange

Descripción General Trade exchange es un nombre genérico que reciben las monedas que se utilizan en comercio  business-to-business (B2B) para hacer intercambios por medios digitales en un sistema de créditos mutuos. Esta sistema de divisas facilita el intercambio de bienes y servicios entre comerciantes, moneda reconocida y aceptada exclusivamente entre los propios socios comerciales. Trade exchange es... Read more

Transition Currencies

The term ‘Transition Currencies’ describes a group of community currencies typically launched through Transition Town Initiatives in various towns and cities across the United Kingdom Read more