This is an awesome article on the amazing potential of new forms of community credit. The community might be place-based, or it might be communities of interest (as in a business-to-business network).
Technologies like the blockchain are going to open up whole new possibilities for ownership and creating highly distributed, local economies. That’s what nature would do. It’s time to start changing our assumptions about what we want our money to do, before we start applying the same stupid mentalities that have gotten us where we are, onto the powerful new technologies now emerging.
This article is a good place to start for understanding community credit.