The comprehensive online platform and marketplace offers social media, ecommerce and even its own form of cryptocurrency, building the infrastructure for a full-fledged digital vegan nation

The vegan lifestyle has transformed from a fringe movement to one of the fastest-growing trends among consumers today. But this change pales in comparison to the ambitions of VeganNation, a startup that's aiming to unite the world's plant-based consumers in one massive online community, complete with its own currency and social network.

VeganNation is a collection of services that combine into an all-encompassing platform. There's social media, lists of businesses to visit, ecommerce, food sharing and VeganCoin, a blockchain-enabled digital currency. In a way, the site really is its own decentralized nation.

“Today, with the technological abilities, we have the tools and ability to create nations defined by values rather than geographical boundaries,” says Chaya Rena Thomas, chief development officer at VeganNation. “Part of building a nation is in providing the infrastructure where individuals can connect and communicate. But we also have the food-sharing and ecommerce platforms where individuals and businesses can trade goods and services.”

VeganNation is still in its early stages—not everything has launched yet, and VeganCoin is not currently live. But by all appearances, the groundwork that's being laid by the startup is setting it up for success among the most ardent vegans around the world.

“VeganNation is building the technological infrastructure that will enable the sustainable and ethical economy to flourish all over the world,” Thomas says. “The community with its businesses, innovators, activists and enthusiasts already exists; we are here to empower and strengthen.”

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The vegan lifestyle has transformed from a fringe movement to one of the fastest-growing trends among consumers today. But this change pales in comparison to the ambitions of VeganNation, a startup that's aiming to unite the world's plant-based consumers in one massive online community, complete with its own currency and social network.

VeganNation is a collection of services that combine into an all-encompassing platform. There's social media, lists of businesses to visit, ecommerce, food sharing and VeganCoin, a blockchain-enabled digital currency. In a way, the site really is its own decentralized nation.