1. MoneyLab - Bill Maurer - Closed Loops and Private Gateways: Money, Technology and the Public Interest in Payment


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    MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives Session 1: Monetization of everything Bill Maurer (US): Closed Loops and Private Gateways: Money, Technology and the Public Interest in Payment Conference Day 1 (21 March 2014) From ancient tallies to coins, cards, and now mobile devices, money has always been a matter of technology interfacing with law, with rights and corresponding remedies embedded in institutional arrangements, and with the material form of money and/or its accounts-keeping. A ‘Cambrian explosion in payments’ is currently taking place – a profusion of business experiments with new technologies for the systems that people use every day in physical and online spaces to buy things. It is raising anew questions about the role of the state and public institutions in warranting the clearance, settlement, and safety of retail payments, as well as, more profoundly, the role of the state in warranting money itself. That this Cambrian explosion comes on the heels of the global financial crisis is no coincidence: the financial crisis put the wind back in the sails of alternative currency proponents, ‘sound money’ advocates and gold bugs, as well as others interested in challenging the state’s monopoly over money. How can we understand the public function of payment as a kind of utility in our digital and data-saturated world, especially as ‘big data’ leads many corporate actors to seek to commodify behaviour and activity in a new way, simultaneously creating and enclosing new commons?

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    • MoneyLab Conference Opening by Geert Lovink


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      MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives Sprouting New Economic Forms in Times of Crisis International Conference & Alternatives Bazaar Amsterdam, March 21 & 22, 2014 Geert Lovink - Welcome & Opening Speech The conference brought together top international speakers – researchers, activists, artists, designers and programmers – to critically probe alternative economic models, payment systems, revenue models and local and digital currencies against the backdrop of the ongoing global economic stagnation. Topics: Bitcoin | Crowdfunding | Mobile Money | Digital Currencies | Local Currencies | Economic Crisis & Activism | Money and Art | Alternative Banking Systems | Speakers: Saskia Sassen, Stefan and Ralph Heidenreich, Bill Maurer, Franco Berardi, Brett Scott, Tiziana Terranova, Brian Holmes, Ron Peperkamp, Dadara, Dette Glashouwer, Ron Peperkamp, Dadara, Dette Glashouwer, Eduard de Jong, Peter Surda, Beat Weber, Quinn DuPont, Inge Ejbye Sørensen, Jamie King, Irina Enache and Robert van Boeschoten, Matthew Slater, Max Haiven, Eli Gothill, Lana Swartz. What is the future of internet-based currencies like Bitcoin? Can revenue models such as crowdfunding function as structural sources of income? What lessons are to be learned from mobile money payment systems in Africa? Is it possible to imagine a future sustainable network-economy? How should we understand the politics and governance of alternative digital-economic forms? MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives is an initiative of the Institute of Network Cultures and Hogeschool van Amsterdam in collaboration with CREATE-IT and Amsterdam Creative Industries - Centre of Expertise, and the University of Warwick. Website: networkcultures.org/moneylab

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        • Oxfam uses Tigo's mobile network to get humanitarian cash aid to hard-hit families.


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          A pioneering digital partnership is underway between international aid organisation Oxfam and Tigo that could transform the way people in need get financial help in the future.

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            • Mondato Webinar How to Drive Consumer Adoption in Mobile Financial Services


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              Despite the growing prevalence of mobile financial services (MFS) globally, adoption of such services remains relatively stagnant. While mobile is a channel that holds significant promise for accessing untapped target markets, slow consumer adoption remains a major hurdle to the widespread success of MFS. In the upcoming Mondato Webinar, a Mondato MFS expert will explore the key challenges and potential solutions for driving consumer adoption in MFS. From a discussion of the primary factors that influence consumer uptake to the review of essential case studies, the webinar will provide essential insights into how to develop and market services that consumers will embrace.

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              • Tigo Money, El Salvador


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                Tigo El Salvador is the country's No 1 mobile, No 1 pay TV and No 2 fixed broadband service provider. Potential for Tigo's Mobile Financial Service portfolio is considerable here. Tigo Money provides a safe way for customers to send money at low cost via mobile phone within the country. Receiving remittances from abroad is already established practice. An estimated 16% of El Salvador's GDP comes from remittances.

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                • Mario Suarez - Mobile Financial Services


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                  The introduction of Millicom's Mobile Financial Services (MFS) have been helping to transform lives across Africa and Latin America. We are helping to change the financial services landscape providing a platform that is safe, cheap and convenient for our customers. Mario Suarez explains how Tigo Money has helped to transform his life and business. Millicom offers domestic money transfers, international remittance and bill payment services with the view to significant expansion in the future.

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                  • Mobile Money Pages


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                    http://instanttrafficgeneration.com/links/9687 Anyone can follow this simple, step-by-step system and start making money from the comfort of your own home… If you want to get started in the next couple of minutes and take advantage of the power of the Covert Cash Conspiracy then just click the following link...http://instanttrafficgeneration.com/links/9687 http://youtu.be/12IerebBzW0 http://mobilemoneypages2014.blogspot.ca/

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                    • Mobile Money with Attila Seress


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                      Host Jay Fidell speaks with Attila Seress (SOS Tech Solutions) about the latest developments in mobile money technology.

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