Bank of the Commons is a cooperative banking service whose aim is to support alternative economy projects and social movements on both a global and a local level.
Our goal is to move towards a new societal structure by adopting FairCoin, a cryptocurrency using innovative and green blockchain technology, which can serve as a global social currency upon which to develop and implement decentralized financial structures for the Commons.
Bank of the Commons combines open assembly methodology such as has been used in movements such as 15M, Occupy, Integral Cooperatives and, more recently, eXtinction Rebellion, with professionals working in areas such as economics, accounting, programming, management, legal issues or communication.
Amongst the co-founders are various collectives sharing a number of similar principles and common goals: FairCoop, Dyne, Macao, and activists such as Enric Durán, Heloisa Primavera and Dídac Sánchez Costa.
List of Co-founders
Enric Duran. Activist on cooperativist ecosystems and alternative economy
Heloisa Primavera. University professor and activist in social currencies in Latin America since 1996
Dídac Sanchez Costa. Sociologist, activist in social currencies
@Tereseta. Multitasking hacktivist, occasional bank co-founder
Neil Haran. Software engineer, activist and angel investor for democracy and decentralization
Jan Ritsema. St.Erme, France
Sofokles Dans. Scientist, writer, hacktivist specialist in social engineering and Internet freedom
Mmoya. Software engineer. Free software and decentralization activist
Xavier Zambrana Puyalto. Researcher
Sebastian Gampe. Co-founder of Open Source Ecology Germany e.V.
Montse Bernàcer. Teacher and activist in social currencies
Amaya Pou. Environmental psychologist, university professor and activist in social and solidarity economy