Bonding Curves to Fight Poverty

Hi All,

IRL: We are using bonding curves to enable close to 6000 micro businesses living below the poverty line in Kenya to create their own community currencies (aka Community Inclusion Currencies). This year we have seen roughly 120k USD of trade between people for school fees, water, food and other basic needs. We want to expand this work to other needy communities and have a lot of work todo! Beyond the hurdles to implementation and last mile access we are working on here in Kenya, we need to understand, test and adapt the model via simulation, data analysis and visualizations (using actual trade data and simulated data)

Does anyone want to help us build a cadCAD Simulation of our system?

Here is a basic spec for a Agent Based Model we are looking for help to build on cadCAD: The Village Market Simulator – approximates economic interactions in various Kenyan settings through agent-based modeling and it is used as a way of testing parameters of community currencies.

Videos demoing various older versions of this code running can be found here: The source code those older models can be found here:

Current trading data can be found here:

A white paper on the concept can be found here:

If you can help, please feel free to ping me directly: @willruddick on Telegram

Co-Founder Grassroots Economics Foundation



Happy to provide support for whomever takes this on.



Happy to say Z himself @mzargham is on it! (along with the blockscience team) :heart_eyes:

thx Z!


@mzargham, @aclarkData and @jeffemmett have built a cadCAD model for Community Inclusion Currencies! :heart_eyes: Check it out

We still need interested researchers and developers to use and build on this model to:

  1. match live data eg
  2. run parameter sweeps
  3. simulate various use cases

contact us at or find us on telegram


Yeah, building this model of the CIC system with Grassroots Economics & the Red Cross was a lot of fun! :partying_face:

We are currently working on a bunch of content to explain the model in more depth, starting with this video walkthru of the digital twin produced in part 1 of our collaboration:

We are excited to put the model to use for some important decision support in the next phase of our collaboration, once we acquire funding to continue with phase 2.

This open source model could, with small tweaks, be used by other local currency initiatives with similar aims, so this kind of simulation is very high leverage for deploying well-designed community-based economies. I will be sure to follow up with more content on this initiative as it becomes available!