I was exploring the bitcoin world and came across Jillian Steinhauer’s article in the Brooklyn Quarterly that explores activism in the arts and alternative currencies. One such local currency is a close to my home – the Brooklyn Torch.
Mary Jeys, artist and founder of the Brooklyn Torch, has been in the process of launching the currency in the Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick neighborhoods. I haven’t seen signs of this currency yet but the idea is intriguing.
“I have hopes that working toward a smaller regional economy will support our understanding of how we interact with each other, and how we use our money as communication.” -Mary Jeys
Odd, in researching bitcoin I’ve discovered my local currency.
“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Community reaction around 4min mark.