Agent-Based Simulation of Community Currencies with Universal Basic Income

Encointer is a cryptocurrency platform that allows any community to build their own currency by holding regular key signing meetups as a condition to receive basic income in freshly issued currency. This work shall simulate the economics of such community currencies.

As a starting point, the village market simulator by grassrootseconomics.org shall be used, which incorporates a lot of experience with community currencies in Kenya (Sarafu Credit).

The simulation shall also apply the bancor protocol for allowing liquid exchange among neighboring communities.

References

Kind of Work
30% economics theory, 70% Python simulations

Requirements
Python

Time & Effort
Semester/Bachelor’s/Master’s Thesis, 1 Person

Contact
fabian.schenkel@scs.ch