Hourcoin is a digital platform that uses a complementary currency to reward active citizenship; it builds on the traditional principles of timebanking and co-production, upscaling it with the use of the blockchain and online marketplace. Hourcoin values and rewards active citizenship leading to positive change at a grassroots level. It is a mechanism that enables people to priotitise being an active citizen by valueing and rewarding people's involvement in society. By getting involved, people can become central designers, decision makers and changemakers in their communities.
Hourcoin members will realise their potential, grow and be valued for what they can do. We present Hourcoin, a platform which is designed to achieve these goals. A forthcoming technical whitepaper elaborates on the design and fundamental architectural decisions.
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Making Time Extraordinary
We believe that everyone can make a difference and should feel empowered and valued to do so.
Hourcoin is a digital platform that provides a volunteer management system, a complementary digital currency and a Marketplace so you can empower and value your volunteers differently.
Hourcoin enables you to build on the traditional principles of reciprocity and co-production, upscaling your work with the use of an online marketplace.
Hourcoin is a currency for use in geographical communities or communities of interest, physical or online, that will help you to value and reward active citizenship leading to positive change at a grassroots level.
Being able to use Hourcoin enables people to prioritise being an active citizen over other pressures on their time. It helps them to gain extra resources for themselves and their families.
By getting involved, people can become changemakers and designers in the delivery of projects and services.
By using Hourcoin, you will enable more people to realise their potential, grow and be valued for their skills and competencies.
A New Way of Working with Volunteers
We need a new volunteer model that is open to everyone and values them differently. Our communities are full of untapped time, energy, skills and talents and people who are not experiencing life at it's fullest. It's so easy to find yourself lonely even if you live with people, or feel unconnected with the people who are all around you, your neighbours, your community members and the people who are already doing good work. Any of us who volunteer will know what a positive difference it makes to our lives and those who create the opportunities for volunteers to get engaged in doing great work know the value that has to others. Many millions of volunteers are creating social impact every day and we cannot value them enough.
To create mass engagement of volunteers so that everyone feels connected, feels like they have a purpose, is part of a caring society and has a great quality of life.
Innovation through Collaboration
The Hourcoin platform has been designed by a multi-award -winning team.
The skills and experiences of the partners have been combined to create the Hourcoin platform.
Global citizenship - Our commitment to community
Today�s communities face an unprecedented set of challenges. And while technology by itself isn�t the solution, when it�s done right � and combined with good partnerships � it has the potential to contribute to a better world for�all.
We have a commitment to be low carbon and we are taking the following actions
- Our staff work from home.
- We do not own any offices.
- Our blockchain is low-carbon only using energy when it is in use.
- A carbon calculator for all of our customers.
- We offset our emissions by funding UK based carbon offset projects.
- Opportunities for our customers to offset the carbon that is generated to fund local projects.
Timecentres UK Ltd
Hourcoin is a brand of Timecentres UK Ltd which is a not-for-profit organisation based in the South Wales Valleys of the UK. All surpluses made from any of our activities including Hourcoin are invested back into the development of Hourcoin.
Passionate - about communities and their importance as the centre of our economy, where people create connections, build relationships, support and help each other.
Innovative - helps us to be better, better in what we do, better in how we do it.
Kind - being friendly, generous and considerate to others and yourself. Being kind often requires courage and strength as it involves the willingness to celebrate and give attention to someone else.
Caring - for people and planet - we want to be a force for positive change. We have the possibility to make a significant and lasting impact � today and for the generations to come.
Inclusive - creating a welcoming environment for our staff and our customers that embraces the differences and offers respect for everybody in terms of words and actions, allowing them to bring themselves, as they truly are, to the work.
Different with a meaning - we are not like other companies and we don�t want to be. We like to question existing solutions, think in unconventional ways, experiment and dare to make mistakes - always for a good reason.
Integrity- we hold ourselves accountable by honouring our commitments, providing results and striving for excellence in all that we do.
Equity - to strive to improve equity and equality for the people that work with us. One hour of volunteering earns one Hourcoin whoever you are and whatever you do to make a difference.