contraCoin, or cCoin for short, is a speculative design project aiming to explore whether currency of any kind would be viable in a post-capitalist society. cCoin has no monetary value or denominations, and is contained entirely within a closed, but federated, system.


cCoin would allow users to tip artists and creators with what are essentially tokens of gratitude. Such interactions would take place both online, where any website would be able to plug into the cCoin API, and offline, at dedicated kiosks installed in show venues where people would be able to tap their phones or smartcards onto the kiosks' screen in order to tip performers.