Registration is now open for the next FairCoop Summer Camp, to be held in Serbia from 20 July to 19 August 2018. Over the course of four weeks, FairCoop members will have the opportunity to meet again in person to get to know each other, share experiences and join efforts and ideas to continue to make the ecosystem grow.
What makes Trade really Fair?
On 12th of May we are celebrating the World Fair Trade day, which various organisations and businesses embrace nowadays, opening up an ethical way of trading. What we will try to debate in the rest of the article is if conventional fair trade businesses are really making a difference to people and the planet, noting that there could be various levels of meaning and a wide spectrum of cases involved.
Our first app for transport sharing is ready. The Common Routes App is available now!
An initial idea about how to organize the transport issue inside the FairCoop ecosystem - to meet needs that might arise in differrent moments and places, and to try to be consistent with the ecological principles that we support, led to the emergence of a working group called, Carsharing, FairCarsharing is something that is not defined within the terminology of the FairCoop community yet, but the new Common Routes App could be a first step towards the shared use of our vehicles for different personal and collective needs.
Circular use of FairCoin
We want to familiarize you with the basic uses of FairCoin when offering goods or services as a merchant or service provider. Using FairCoin is not complicated, and in this overview we will cover the essential functions of coin storage, methods of payment and frequently asked questions.
Bittrex de-lists FairCoin. Centralized power structures cannot control a decentralized currency backed by a grassroots movement
If you have visited the Bittrex crypto-currency exchange page you may have seen the message: "The BTC-FAIR market will be removed on March 30, 2018", and we'd like to clarify the situation.
The new 200 FairCoin donation campaign for non-profits has started. Apply now!
FairCoop will continue with its support for non-profit collectives aligned with our values, donating 200 FairCoin each to the next 190 appplicants from a special fund containing 38,000 FairCoin. The new campaign is a continuation of the previous one (https://2017.fair.coop/faircoop-donates-100-000-faircoins/), adapted to FairCoin's new value at the moment.
The FairCoin Stability Fund is Here!
In times of bear market trends on cryptocurrency markets, the FairCoin price on private marketplaces such as Bittrex can be affected, and cause a downturn in the market price for some time, even while the real-world use of FairCoin is continuing in its steady growth. For this reason, at some times there can be a significant price difference between the official price of FairCoin and its market price. To make the ecosystem more resilient in these circumstances, the collaborative actions of people who have both the desire and the capacity to invest in FairCoin are needed; and at the same time this gives them the opportunity to buy at a market price that is somewhat lower than the official price.
FairCoop, as a complex and pluralistic movement, has achieved more than simply the growth in price of FairCoin.