The Japanese recession ave rise to one of the most successful time exchanges yet, called Fureai Kippu, or "Caring Relationship Tickets."People no longer had enough cash to pay for their parents' or grandparents' health-care services -- but because they had moved far away from home to find jobs, they couldn't take care of their relatives thenmselves either. The Fureai Kippu exchange gave people the ability to bank hours of eldercare by taking care of old people in their communitities, which they could then spend to get care for their owne relatives far away. As the Caring Relationship Tickets became accepted things of value, people began using them for a variety or services.
Community currencies can help engage individuals from a community to execute actions that contribute towards achieving certain objectives.For instance, a community needs to reduce its carbon emissions and in order to do so, they want to promote the use of public transportation and bikes for going to workplaces. So as to incentivize this action, they create a currency called “BikeCoins”, which is created each time someone from the community uses public transportation or a bike to go to work. These “BikeCoins” can be then used to have access to products and services from commerce and individuals from the community who are also part of the system and are interested in reducing carbon emissions and improving traffic."