Is mutual credit the answer for emerging market SME financing?

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David Casey catalyzes ecosystems to engineer systemic change and has co-founded four companies and helped scale another to 8 digits revenue. His work has centered around movement-building, and leveraging blockchain technology for socioeconomic transformation. His current focus is redirecting flows of capital towards the regenerative economy of 2100, and addressing the tragedy of the commons inherent in the 21st century transnational economy. He has spoken publicly in over 20 countries on the future of work & living, sustainable development, decentralization and blockchain technology. He is the co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer of NuMundo, a platform that connects people and impact centers (land-based projects for regenerative living), encouraging resource sharing on the web and on the ground to catalyze planetary regeneration and individual transformation. Among other things, David is also the founder and co-producer of Cosmic Convergence, an annual gathering of art, music, tribal technology, education for conscious living, and Maya culture on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. David successfully bridges the worlds of technology startups, permaculture, international development, and retreat and festival production.

On this episode you’ll learn:

  1. What is mutual credit? [12:15]
  2. How does the concept of decentralized mutual credit differ at a local, national, and international level? [14:08]
  3. How does mutual credit fit into the boarder decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem? [17:30]

The way DeFi works, I’ve heard someone describe it as kind of like Lego pieces for money so it’s like programmable money building blocks where you have all these different pieces in your basic of Legos that you can choose from.

David Casey

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