OPEN 2020 Fringe - Propose a session
Want to run a session at OPEN 2020 online? Here's what you need to know...
Poll Created Wed 27 May 2020 11:23AM
Bristol Pay - a possible future for local currencies Closed Sat 30 May 2020 11:03AM
Thanks for your interest. I'll set up a Zoom on Friday 12th at 2pm as part of the Fringe event.
The session will start with a whistle stop tour through the history of the Bristol Pound and the learnings we have gained from running the UK's largest local currency for 8 years.
Then we'll move onto the development of our ideas for a new approach to helping the economy to transition to be greener, fairer and stronger, which we're calling Bristol Pay.
The new platform will combine an e-wallet system for normal sterling transactions, and token schemes. The e-wallet itself will create some benefits, such as a more accessible solution for digital money for those excluded by the banks, as well as ensuring that any surpluses created from transaction charges can be ploughed into local environmental and social projects. Tokens will be the main way that the platform creates impact though, with two main use cases - a) as a medium of exchange to support LETS and timebanking, and b) as a reward scheme for engaging people in activity that will help to address climate change. the social care crisis, air quality etc... We'll talk about the concerns we're uncovering as we develop this work, and the next steps we're taking.
Attendees will get an honest and open reflection of some of the pitfalls in currency design. It will be pitched such that anyone can engage with it who has even the slightest interest in local currencies and their potential.
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