An economic system based on social contracts

Crisis-proof. Recession-proof. From the Enlightenment.

Will you survive the Great Stagflation?

Will you survive the Great Stagflation?

SORA is a new hyperlocal economic system designed for all kinds of crises

No Money? No Job? No Problem!

SORA is based on the real value of the actual goods and services relative to each other and not to fiat money. Ecommerce won't work without credit card or cashless payments, but SORA can

Crisis-ready. Works in all conditions.

SORA allows both money and barter transactions, allowing you to buy and sell whether people have money or not. It only fails when society itself fails.

Kiss Total-Uncertainty Goodbye

SORA uses Socrates' Law of Social Cycles to predict thingsUpdate March 2020 We were able to predict the crisis year but we were around 1 year off. So there will still be uncertain but not as much as before[. So there will still be uncertainty, but not as much as before.]

The negroes on the coast of Africa have a sign of value without money. It is a nominal sign founded on the degree of esteem which they fix in their minds for every merchandise, relative to their need for it. A certain merchandize is worth three macoutes. Another is six macoutes. Another is ten macoutes. The price is formed by comparing all merchandizes with each other. They have therefore no particular money, but each kind of merchandize is money to the other.

Montesquieu, Simple Spirit of the Laws

How it works

Sora Prevents Crises, Unemployment, Poverty, Etc By Enabling Flexible Contracts

Everything in an economy all in one place

SORA is a complete economic system made up of different apps and APIs that work online or offline

Value is in the eye of the beholder

SORA allows both commercial and barter arbitrage. An example of the latter is a man trading a paper clip for a house after many successive exchanges.

One city. One server

What happens when you connect a city's economy to its government? A city-state!

SORA City is SORA connected to Social Governance or SOGO which is based on the city-states mentioned in The Republic by Plato.

Free Trade Realized

Clearing is our implementation of Fritz Schumacher's Pool Clearing which does not use the US dollar

Bank with or without money

You might not have money. But you certainly have your labour

SORA has its own proposed banking system based on resource credits. Think of them as future social contracts that are non-transferrable and immutable

And no, it's not a barter system, just as we don't say that a mother cooking for her child in exchange for good behavior is barter. Rather, it's a "social contract for the allocation of food


Make your contracts work

Don't you wish you could know if your employee or employer was good to work with before you hired, or worked for, him? What about marriages and relationships? SORA has its own maching system to make better social contracts whether they be employment, purchases, marriages, or investments


Get cured with or without money

Have you been rejected by hospitals and insurance companies because you don't have money? Find alternative treatment, or when all else fails, check the database for symptoms and cures by yourself


No child left behind, even during pandemics

SORA Learn and Apprentice are decentralized, community-based learning systems for white and blue-collar jobs as alternatives to the centralized education in univerisites. It is directly connected to SORA Market and SORA Match so that students get a better skills-job match


Invest in your own society

Donate to sick people via SORA Health. Support students and apprentices on SORA Learn. Check the investee's profile in SORA Match


Get entrepreneurship intelligence

are you planning to develop a new product or service? Know first if it already exists or if there's any demand for it!

A Great Idea
SORA was selected in the Top 20 of the ASEAN's Next Great Idea contest in 2016 out of 400 startups in Southeast Asia
MAGIC ASEAN Next Great Idea
MAGIC Next Great Idea Finalists

2008 Financial Crisis

The Great Recession, Food Crisis, Oil Crisis, Eurozone Crisis, and Arab Spring explode


2012-2015 Research

Juan reads Adam Smith's works as a solution to the Financial Crisis. He consolidates it into SORAnomics which predicts an economic anomaly by Q1 2018 leading to a chain of crises from 2019 onwards. It gets rejected by journals.


2016-2019 Startup

SORA is created as a startup to implement SORAnomics, with a 10-year sprint to deal with those future crisis years. The 2018 economic anomaly turned out to be the Bitcoin crash and the February stock market correction. But where is the predicted crisis of 2019?

  • Top 20 ASEAN's Next Great Idea -- MAGIC, Malaysia 2016
  • 2nd Place Vietnam Blockathon -- Vietnam 2017
  • Most Inspiring NASA Space Apps Challenge -- Philippines 2018
  • Special Prize -- DISH Hackathon Philippines 2018
  • 2nd Place Social Innovation Challenge -- World Vision Philippines 2019


The crisis years finally begin as "Covid-19". Many businesses have failed and unemployment increased as predicted. But can SORA do better than the commercial system that it seeks to replace? We have 10 years of crisis to test it!

2030-2035 A New Science

Gathering of data and consolidation into the proper version of SORAnomics by publishing results showing SORA's performance during the crisis, with the goal of establishing Hume and Smith's theories as a new science, just as Newton's Physics was proven by the prediction as Haley's comet long after his death


I very much like this work: A Research Proposal For The Formalization Of The Science Of SORAnomics And The Establishment Of A Social Resource Allocation System

Prof. Dhanjoo Ghista (University 2020 Foundation)

I believe it is developing into a worthwhile project.

Prof. Gavin Kennedy, a world expert on Adam Smith

I see enormous potential in SORAnomics

It's a nice idea that I may use to a certain degree. SORAnomics does seem complex enough to represent reality, and we are slowly drifting to new system.
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