28 Sep '11, 3pm

The Brixton Pound - an important step towards re-democratising our monetary system | Josh Ryan-Collins

The system provides a genuinely new and cost effective means of receiving electronic payment for small traders who may be reluctant to use credit cards because of the high costs. The pay-by-text system has no hire fees or hardwear costs and there is just a 1.5% transaction fee for receiving texts. Many of Brixton’s small market traders have signed up to the scheme. The e-currency is also being supported by

Full article: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/2011/09/28/the-brixton-p...

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neweconomics.org 29 Sep '11, 11am

we read literally hundreds of documents published by the Bank of England and other academic sources and consulted with exp...