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Imagine if Esperantists had our own currency

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I've been thinking a lot lately about the rise of crypto-currencies and if they could be applied to the Esperanto community. I think it would be useful to have an international currency to compliment the international language. It could be used to pay for the international congresses and magazines, possibly even for micro-payments.

There have been similar systems in the past like Stelo and UEA runs something similar to its own banking system. My proposal is to convert these ideas into a modern internet currency. It's essential that it avoid the flaws of Bitcoin and be a real usable currency, not just a get-rich-quick scheme.

Give the article a read, if you are interested in reading the full details of my proposal.

Imagine if Esperantists had our own currency

This article was originally written in Esperanto. If you want, you could use the two translations as practice to see how much you can understand.

Imagu se Esperantistoj havus nian propran valuton

3/3/2018, 1:12:57 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/Danielconcasco
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I thought Esperantists already paid for things by exchanging copies of Muzzy on VHS....

3/4/2018, 1:46:15 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/jdroege

Bonega sxerco!

3/4/2018, 4:04:34 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Danielconcasco
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Mi ricevis iujn downvotojn por tiu, sed valoris ĝin!

Btw, does anyone know how to express up votes or down votes in Esperanto ;).

3/4/2018, 5:33:40 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/DaveRutan
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I would use 'aprobo' and 'malaprobo' and the associated verb forms. Alternatively, I suppose 'ŝato/malŝato' would suffice.

3/4/2018, 5:36:43 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Dariusxo
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United Europe, with Euro currency and Esperanto as its main language, how beautiful it would be

3/4/2018, 9:03:34 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/eo_
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"Mi estas por sama kalendaro por la tuta mondo, same kiel mi estas por sama mono por ĉiuj popoloj kaj unu monda helplingvo kiel Esperanto por ĉiuj popoloj."

Ĉu iu scias fidindan fonton de tiu diro (atribuita al Mohandas Gandhi)?

3/4/2018, 6:35:17 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/TheRealMaestro
3/14/2018, 3:43:48 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/StepneyGre1

Yes. And don't forget steloj - still available on eBay.

1/9/2019, 2:06:15 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/chen2shi4xiong2

You should know that Esperanto should be used as communication al all communities; ne just la Esperanto community.

3/3/2018, 9:14:20 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Danielconcasco
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But when someone starts using Esperanto they become part of the Esperanto community.

3/4/2018, 6:03:43 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/chen2shi4xiong2

but why havi standard currency when Esperanto should be used across landoj?

3/4/2018, 11:32:03 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Danielconcasco
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Can I ask, is there a reason why you write in English with a few Esperanto words mixed in?

3/6/2018, 6:02:52 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/InsertGoodName

I'm kind of guessing they're doing this because they don't know much Esperanto themselves.

9/9/2018, 5:02:45 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

Don't we have - Socia Valuto?

3/7/2018, 12:24:37 AM
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