Stephen DeMeulenaere | Co Founder
Coin Academy | Indonesia

Stephen DeMeulenaere, Co Founder, Coin Academy

I've seen firsthand how a change in the monetary system can change people's lives. Issuing money into an economy interest-free and inclusively can have a profound effect on how people value things and how they shift from competing to get what they need, to cooperating and sharing. 

Although I've been active in the field of Community and Complementary Currencies since 1991 with experience in a wide variety of alternative currencies, from local community development projects in SE Asia, Africa and Latin America, to Digital Currencies in Asia, North America and Europe, I believe in engaging with people who are new to the ideas I've been working on for so long. This is why I continue to stay close to the edge of innovation, constantly educating myself on the latest developments in money and payments systems ideas and technologies.

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My strengths are in organization, management and leadership, communications & information excavation, cultivating potential in others, initiating ideas, finding solutions and identifying emerging ideas, and in working with teams. I have been involved in all aspects of this industry, including systems design, implementation, management, research and consulting.

My work has been presented in "The Future of Money"​ by Bernard Lietaer, "The End of Money and the Future of Civilization"​ by Thomas Greco, in "Healthy Money, Healthy Planet"​ by Diedre Kent, in “New Money for a New World”, and “Rethinking Money: How New Currencies turn Scarcity into Prosperity” by Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne.

Based in Bali, Indonesia, since 2002, and Asia since 1997, my wife and I are both educators and founded Cinta Bahasa Indonesian Language School to help foreigners establish connections with Indonesians and fully immerse in this culture like I have.


Seamless Indonesia 2017 - Day 2 @ 14:50

Steps towards democratizing virtual currencies for greater market access

  • Applications of blockchain and bitcoin technology beyond remittance and financial inclusion
  • Bridging regulation and social segmentation for mass market adoption
  • Realising a transparent and decentralized global platform of multi-virtual currency exchange

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