Money Talks

Die MONEY TALKS-Serie präsentiert alternative Geldsysteme, Community-Währungen und nachhaltige Kryptos.

In unserem Money Talk No.1 haben wir Karim Chabrak, den Gründer von vorgestellt. Coinsence ist eine Vernetzungsplattform mit eigenen digitalen Währungen. Dahinter steckt vor allem auch die Vision eines neuen Wirtschaftens. Coinsence basiert auf einem dezentralen Währungssystem, in dem die Geldschöpfung nicht einigen Wenigen vorbehalten ist, sondern durch Communities und deren Wertschöpfung passiert.

Hier unser #MONEYTALKS-Podcast mit Karim, im Interview mit Caroline Bertram:

Für unseren Money Talk #2 war Shermin Voshmgir am 22. Februar 2018 im SUPERMARKT zu Gast. Sie ist Leiterin des Instituts für Kryptoökonomie an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien und Gründerin des Blockchain Hub. Wir haben Ihren Vortrag “Token Economy – The Future of Curencies?” aufgezeichnet. Nachfolgend auch das Abstract Ihres Vortrages auf Englisch:

There is a widespread misconception that Bitcoin and tokens that have derived from similar technologies, are currencies comparable to fiat currencies like EUR, USD, etc. This talk points out why Bitcoin and other crypto tokens are not currencies in the traditional sense, but rather a new asset which has more similarities to commodity money rather than to fiat money. It is furthermore an operating system for a new type of economy with distributed governance that can transcendent geographic boundaries of nation states. The biggest challenge that we face, when we are trying to explain or discuss Bitcoin, Blockchain and Tokens, is that we are trying to explain new phenomena with old terminology that sometimes don’t do justice to the full range of possibilities that these new technologies have to offer. While it might be counterproductive to call Bitcoin a currency, it does have similarities with money as we know it. But what are the roles and functions of money, and can a token economy eradicate the monopoly of nation states to issue money?

Und hier das Video von Shermin’s Vortrag:

Mit dem Gast unseres Money Talks #3, Ludwig Schuster, hat Caroline Bertram einen Podcast gemacht:

Money Talk #3 The Money is the Message: Turning Credit Creation into a Force for Good

In this Money Talk session at SUPERMARKT, Ludwig Schuster is going to lay out why money actually is the message and how capitalism’s core feature – credit  creation through banks – counteracts our efforts for sustainable change.Together, we will explore – and prototype! – some monetary design hacks to turn credit creation into a force for good. (May contain traces of blockchain).

In a capitalist economy, institutions known as banks create credit for what is expected to be profitable.
No monetary profit, no credit.No credit, no money.
Bank credit is the core driver that allows but also forces us to reproduce an economy of growth, day by day. All of us.
More than three decades after the rise of the environmental movement, it should be crystal clear: Sustainable change fails to materialise, because long term thinking and eco-social impact is not accounted in banks’ balance sheets.

Bank credit is what forces us to behave profitable instead of sustainable. If credit creation lies at the heart of the problem, could it be a key to its solution? „It is the institution of credit that is the real disruptor“ – Perry G. Mehrling (INET)

Imagine credit creation that puts people and the planet first. Imagine a global good impact economy, nurtured by ‚impact credit‘.

Ludwig Schuster is a freelance strategy consultant for the ‚good‘ economy. As a founding member and researcher of Sustainable Money Research Group he published on Regional Currencies, National Parallel Currencies, Carbon Currencies and Energy Currencies, as well as on the monetary drivers of economic growth. With many years of expertise in monetary systems and token design, he has been advising several green FinTechs and digital currency start-ups. He is also a co-organizer of the Conscious FinTech meetup series at Impact Hub Berlin, where FinTech and cryptocurrency engineers meet social innovators.

Seit 2018




Blockchain Hub
Ludwig Schuster / Conscious Fintech Meetup Group


Karim Chabrak
Shermin Voshmgir
Ludwig Schuster


Ela Kagel

Conscious Fintech Meetup group