Bristol Pound Blog - Bigger Picture

September 6, 2019

Eating the Earth – Food Miles

Recent UoB economics graduate and Bristol Pound Volunteer Darius Ghadiali explores the complexity of food miles.  If we want to reduce our environmental and social impacts, […]
August 15, 2019

Banks, Trust and Cryptocurrencies

Do local Cryptocurrencies work? After the launch of the Libracoin, Facebook’s new digital currency, many financially-minded and digital-savvy individuals have predicted that the coin’s initial mixed […]
August 2, 2019

Cool Currencies – The Kenyan Bangla-Pesa

Rapid technological advancements in the developing world can really empower people. For example, the development of smartphones in the west has allowed Africans to leapfrog a […]
July 19, 2019

Cool Currencies – The Chiemgauer

Utopian ideals of a sustainable and environmentally friendly local economy inspire us to think of a world where the goods consumed in an area are created […]
June 21, 2019

What is Blockchain?

Facebook’s recent launch of their new cryptocurrency, Libra, has made waves this month in the world of Blockchain and social media. This has brought blockchain back […]
April 11, 2019

Spark a new conversation with Bristol Pound

We often focus on the practical positives of our local currency such as reducing carbon emissions by shortening supply chains or helping to stop money leaking […]
February 27, 2019

Central Bank Digital Currencies

“We are still in an age where paper money has primacy.” The value of bank notes in circulation in the UK are measured by the Bank […]
January 23, 2019

The Wall Street Journal’s article on local currencies misses the mark

Last year we were contacted by the Wall Street Journal, who were interested in speaking to our MD Diana Finch about our work here at Bristol […]
January 22, 2019

Ben’s New Year Bristol Resolution

Dear reader, I’m making contact to share a personal New Year resolution with you. It’s a somewhat long post. Short version: I’m hoping that you’ll consider […]
January 16, 2019

Roundtable on the future of local currencies 31/10/18

Bristol Pound recently hosted a ‘Roundtable’ to explore the future of local currencies with a small group, including people working on future economy issues, academics and […]
January 9, 2019

Less Cash or Cashless?

Cash is becoming less common as a means of payment. Are we moving towards a cashless society, or does cash still have an important role to […]