Currency Design for Social Change

Designing Currencies for a more Egalitarian Economy
Understand the basic concepts of currency design and how to create your own currencies.
Identify and describe non-monetary and trust-based systems of value.
Balance incentives, constraints, and implications when designing currencies.
Recognize, analyze, and critique currency in a variety of forms.
Develop a nuanced understanding of currencies in a living systems model.
Designing with the currency life cycle in mind.

How do we solve some of the most pressing challenges that we are faced with today?

A radical new take on the true nature of currency. We will explore different forms and functions currencies can take, along with the social and economic patterns they encode for.

This course is a workshop for activists, entrepreneurs, inventors, artists, designers, and anyone who wants to profoundly shift the systems around us, however large or small.

Course Objectives

In this four-part transformational journey, you’ll be joining currency designer Arthur Brock and his colleagues as they lay out a vision that will forever change how you think about real wealth. This course will not only allow you to grow your own personal understanding of how currencies work, but will give you the practical tools to help transform and positively shape every network and aspect of life that you touch.

You will learn to recognize, analyze, and critique currency in a variety of forms; and balance incentives, constraints, and implications when designing your own currencies.

This course will give you an understanding of the basic concepts of currency design and will teach you how to create your own new currencies.

Design currencies for your community that will help solve real problems in the sharing and distribution of value and resources.


  • Exposure to non-monetary and trust-based systems of value

  • Analyze the flows of value in complex systems

  • Design Incentives

  • Attend to the entire life cycle of the currency

  • How to be a constructive currency

What you’ll gain access to:

  • Videos that artfully explain fundamental concepts of currency design

  • Example videos that demonstrate real-world applications of currency design

  • (Coming Soon) Learn alongside an amazing cohort of innovative currency designers, follow along as they implement their own currencies

  • A dynamic forum to share your process with other social change innovators

  • A Certificate for successful completion of all course requirements

You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
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2 hours on-demand video
2 articles
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of Completion


Working hours

Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed