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Josef Theisen
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So this new thing started today, it's called dogeparty http://www.dogeparty.io

It's a bit tricky to explain, but basically it is a new layer on top of the blockchain for the crypto currency Dogecoin. http://www.reddit.com/r/dogecoin

Dogeparty will allow any user to create their own decentralized tokens that are recorded and secured on the existing blockchain. So basically we can very cheaply and easily create our own currency without needing to create a new network or attract mining power to secure it.

The tokens can represent anything you want from a ticket to a concert or party to stock certificates. Apparently there is even a way to use this for peer to peer gambling, though I'm not sure how that works at all yet.

The idea I want to share here, though, is using dogeparty tokens to represent shares in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Imagine if instead of buying a full share (28 weeks) or a 1/2 share (14 weeks) you could give customers the option to buy how ever many weeks worth of tokens they wanted. Imagine if they couldn't make it to the pickup one week and they could give their token to a friend or sell it to someone. As simple as sending the token from their wallet program on one smart phone or computer to another. Imagine if they could trade with someone else for a token from a different farm so they could each try a different CSA for one week. The farmer could issue extra tokens for work done on the farm. Perhaps unspent tokens could carry over to the next season. The rules would be up to the person creating the tokens, and the sky is the limit. But at it's heart will be a secure and easy to transfer set of tokens that cannot be counterfeited. This would eliminate the need for a lot of record keeping as the farmer could be confident that anyone with a valid token deserves a weekly share.


I realize that this is a new tech that will need more infrastructure to be developed before the average user is comfortable with it. It is also quite confusing to newcomers and scary to many. But I truly believe that this invention of the blockchain that allows for decentralized digital trust will usher in a new era that empowers individuals and creates new opportunities. This technology is going to decentralize the concept of money the same way that the internet has decentralized information.


If you have any questions I will do my best to answer them, though I am far from being an expert in all this, just an enthusiastic user.

Also I still think that Dogecoin is the perfect currency for trading seeds. Check out the message board at http://www.reddit.com/r/dogeseed to earn some dogecoin by selling seeds, or to trade or buy some seeds, spores, cultures, rootstock, and other heirloom genetics from the users there.
 
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Looks like I'm not the only crazy person who can see a connection between permaculture and crypto currencies.

Here is an example of a small permaculture based farmer using dogeparty as a crowdfunding tool.
http://www.reddit.com/r/xdp/comments/2eehkw/coingrove_tokens_support_permaculture/
 
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