The term “People Powered Money” is based on the EU Funded Community Currencies in Action (CCIA) research paper “People Powered Money.”
The term is colloquially used to categorize various complementary currency initiatives throughout Europe and is therefore an umbrella term for multiple use cases. Though they vary in design, the currencies are all local, grassroots economic initiatives. Such initiatives belong to a distributed, world-wide group of projects and are also documented by economists such as Bernard Lietaer in the book “People Money.”
Trustlines People Powered Money is a peer-to-peer mutual credit system built on the Trustlines Protocol. On the Trustlines Protocol, PPM is both a technical solution and a vision.