Economic and environmental crises are often in the news, yet social innovation is growing at pace.
Collaborative consumption systems like Airbnb, digital currencies like Bitcoin, local currencies like the Bristol Pound, gifting systems like Impossible.com, and sharing systems like TimeBanks UK, suggest that there could be a new paradigm emerging for how we organise our economic lives in ways that could restore community and the environment.
The aim of this Certificate of Achievement is for you to understand why and how to create, scale and evaluate digitally-enabled systems of 'sustainable exchange'.
Sustainable exchange includes systems for giving, sharing, renting, exchanging, and funding, with or without official money.
We understand that this is the world's first Masters-level course on digital currencies and the sharing economy.
For a short TEDx talk introducing this topic, see Professor Bendell's The Money Myth.
Participants are required to have completed the MOOC (massive online open course) prior to starting this module.