Building the Burning Man Bank
Can the Burning Man Community build its own P2P-Bank?
"All this excitement about Prosper and other forms of P2P lending sometimes lets us forget that there has been a framework of semi-centralized P2P banking in place for many years - credit unions.
Some folks from the Burning Man community are now rediscovering these community-owned financial institutions and plan to open their own, which will be called the Black Rock Federal Credit Union." (http://www.p2p-blog.com/item-224.html)
Black Rock Federal blog, at http://www.blackrockfederal.com/