Thursday, September 20

Adventures in Alternative Currencies - Bristol Launches Its Own

The Bristol ten pound banknote
Here is another reason to love the quirky, iconoclastic south western British city.

From the BBC:
It is a direct assault on global trade. The city of Bristol has launched its own currency, which cannot be used in Bath, never mind Berlin or Bombay. 
More than 350 firms in the city have signed up, making it the UK's largest alternative to sterling. 
Unlike previous schemes which have relied on paper, the Bristol Pound can be used online, even by mobile phone.
h/t Tyler 

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