City Currency Management Group

CCMG creates vibrant local, regional and city currencies. Together with the Qoin Foundation and its partners, CCMG helps cities and citizens overcome systemic social, environmental and economic challenges by incentivizing impact with smart city currencies and citizen-led investment funds.

30 Years of Experience with Cities and Communities Worldwide

Many cities are suffering. From an insufficient supply of money, slow circulation of payments due to lack of suitable payments options, low social & economic Integration, inclusion, cohesion and resilience. An increasingly aging population dependent on a rapidly declining population.

We started to help. Starting in the early 1990s we saw this problem around us, and even bigger problems on the horizon. Since then, on our own and in partnership we have implemented numerous city currencies worldwide.

Now We're Scaling. The City Currency Management Group works with the Qoin Foundation and Partners to design, implement, manage and evaluate the impact of city currencies. We're scaling up to make our solutions available everywhere.

Our Mission

Our global vision is to elevate our ways of thinking about and interacting with value on a fundamental level, and to do so in a way which is accessible and valuable for everyone. Rather than relying on appeals and awareness campaigns, we believe the way to do this is to offer powerful incentives for changing our behavior. We believe that City Currencies are ideally suited to serve as those powerful incentives, and that they can help us create healthier futures by engaging people as collaborators and encouraging the changes necessary to save the planet.

Stimulate regional economic development

 Increase prosperity of small and medium enterprises

 Empower citizens to be active in their community

 Enhance informal care and voluntary help

 Incentivise consumers to act environmentally friendly

Helping Cities Become Vibrant, Resilient and Sustainable

Co-Ownership Models

Co-Ownership in a local partnership so that all the players are well incentivized to maintain the system long term

Multiple Incentives Platform

Simple, modern user interface and experience locally branded and designed to make participation easy, fun, and rewarding for users

Shared Best Practices

Operational, legal, business, financial, governance, technical, and other best practices for effective implementation

The Qoin Foundation Team

Edgar Kampers

Representing CCMG in Europe and EMEA, Edgar Kampers has worked as Community Currency expert since 1993 and is social entrepreneur since 1999. His main focus is in the area of currency modeling, client development, and policy strategy. Edgar previously held positions as Director of SamenDoen, NU-spaarpas, researcher at Social Trade organization (STRO), and manager of the Climate and Economy team at SNM (Stichting Natuur en Milieu).

Scott Morris

Representing CCMG in North America, Scott Morris is a city currency innovator, trainer and token model designer with experience both in North America and Europe. After his family lost their home and business to the financial crisis in 2008, Morris devoted himself to protecting communities from future crises as a social entrepreneur focused on innovations in monetary systems and payments technologies. 

Stephen DeMeulenaere

Representing CCMG in Asia, Stephen DeMeulenaere is a digital currency pioneer, educator, advisor and implementer, with a 25+ years experience in pre-blockchain digital currencies and parallel monetary systems, and 8 years experience with cryptographically-secured digital currencies. He has designed, implemented and managed complementary currency systems in Asia, Africa and North America.

Sérgio Lopo

Representing CCMG in Iberia (Portugal and Spain), Sérgio Lopo worked in a multinational financial and insurance French group where he was responsible for many business areas, for developing new companies and implementing change management of the core company of the group. With experience working across Europe and Brazil he then it was time to experience entrepreneurship. His main drive now is to work in projects with urban social impact.

Clients & Partners

Our Mentor

Our monetary system must evolve from being a monopoly of conventional money towards becoming an ‘ecosystem’ of multiple currencies.

Contact Us

Edgar Kampers
Chief Currency Officer

North America
Scott Morris
Chief Development Officer

Sérgio Lopo
Chief Operating Officer

Stephen DeMeulenaere
Chief Technology Officer