A Much Needed Update On The Talent And ‘De Florijn’!
Dear Monetary Reformers
Here’s a much needed, short update on our great adventure: the implementation of our Talent architecture in a nationally circulating currency, ‘de Florijn’.
We had been planning to crowdfund for ‘de Florijn’ and next create the website, but as always, things turned out differently: we decided to first create the product, before looking for financing.
Unfortunately, things always seem to must move slower than either hoped or anticipated, but as they say: things go as they must.
But we have spent our time well: in December last year we opened our site in beta phase: you can find it at https://www.betalenmetflorijn.nl. Before we open up officially, the design will be further revamped and modernized, to make it focus completely on our simple, but revolutionary new currency.
We have also opened up a foundation to manage it all once we open. With me, Barry Annes and Marco Janssen as board members. The latter two gentlemen are consummate professionals and fully aware of the issues at stake. Marco regularly reports on the economy with his ‘Janssen Report‘.
We have about 130 account holders already, which is a nice start, although we will be looking for a few more before launching.
The main issue we’re negotiating at the moment is that we need a solid app for smartphones, to guarantee a modern and seamless payment experience. When done, working with ‘De Florijn’, buying them on the exchange, paying with them in stores, will be easy, safe, fast and up to speed with what people expect from today’s mobile applications.
Once this final hurdle has been taken, we will launch and start a funding campaign.
Working without money has been the bane of the whole project and we desperately need funds to keep going while we build the network until it reaches a size that allows the operation to self finance. This will be with about 1000 paying companies on board, something we hope to achieve within the first year after launching.
If you, in the meantime, can find it in your heart to make a donation to keep us going while we finish the final stages of the development, that would be really very much appreciated. We need all the help we can get, and we need to get it from you, because, as you will appreciate, there is plenty of money for saving banks, but not so much for solving banking.
Please use the donate button on the right. Thank you so much.
The whole thing is really very exciting: ‘De Florijn’ really stands a credible chance of developing into a widely used complementary payment device, directly addressing the key issues in the economy: scarce and expensive credit, small and medium business being savaged by deflation, the Internet and Transnational competition.
Not only that: the Talent infrastructure can be implemented by any ambitious monetary reformer who would like to create a truly comprehensive complementary currency anywhere in the Western World and beyond. There is nothing available anywhere, that comes even close to it. Remember: we are creating interest-free credit that is convertible to Euro or any other dominant banking unit. We’re currently working with several people who are looking to make a contribution in the need to bring people real monetary solutions.
Thanks again for your ongoing support of Real Currencies, ‘de Florijn, and the Talent!