So you came here looking to trade, but keep hearing about these things called simbi? “Why would I want to earn simbi?” you ask. Fair question.
We at Simbi only care about one thing — maximizing the abundance our members derive from the community. We don’t care whether you choose to use simbi or prefer to exchange or gift services directly. We DO care whether you have the tools to get the most out of your time and talents. And thus we created simbi, our internal credit system.
Here’s how they benefit you:
They create flexibility
Arranging direct trades can be tricky. They require a double-coincidence of needs and skills. Money was designed to solve just this problem, but for most people money is overly scarce and largely controlled by governments and massive corporations who suppress wages to generate profits. Much more abundance is possible in the world if we use multiple systems to store value.
When trying to exchange services, you may find that the other member is not offering something that you need, or that your schedules don’t align. Accepting simbi instead gives you flexibility — it allows you to provide your service now, and receive one in return when the time and service are right for you. One way to think of it is the service you provide for simbi is ‘deposited’ into the karma bank of the community, for you to withdraw in the future as you see fit.
They help us measure value
Not all deeds are created equal. Hence, if we want to create a new economy that will stand the test of time, we need to have a system that measures relative value. At Simbi, we believe the only person who should put a price on a service is the person providing it. Hence, every member assigns a value to their own service. You know what you’re worth — not us.
They unite us in service
Simbi members are as diverse as they are dissimilar. But we’re all united in building an economy that works for everyone. A credit system allows us to help anyone who is in need, and to trust that the community will reciprocate. Earning simbi is just like accepting karmic coupons in exchange for a good deed. And don’t worry, the community’s good for it. If you work for any member (not just for those whose services you want) any member will work for you. Win-win — it’s the symbiotic way.