The Cloughpenny project is funded by the Irish Research Council. The project will apply a new and very innovative technology, the Ethereum blockchain, to construct a proof-of-concept local currency in a cutting-edge intentional community, Ireland’s only eco-village in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary.

This will assist in creating a resilient, locally-based, and cohesive economic system which transitions to a low-carbon society. The project aims to construct a working demonstration of a local currency which supports local community decision-making, on-going activities, and accountability mechanisms; to disseminate knowledge and learning through a workshop and peer-reviewed publications; and to integrate the Cloughjordan eco-village into a wider network of researchers.

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