Bristol Pound Blog

September 15, 2021

Eco Digital Currency: Neco – The Currency for The Common Good

  The rise of the merge between technology and societal improvements has been somewhat of a theme throughout a lot of my blogs in regards to […]
June 30, 2021

Marking the End of the Bristol Pound, and the Start of Something New

The Bristol Pound, our city’s eponymous and iconic local currency, is leaving circulation by the end of this year after nearly a decade of passing through […]
June 12, 2021

Doughnut Economics: How a Doughnut Represents a Different Approach to Economic Thinking

This is a brief overview of Kate Raworth’s ideas expressed in her book Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist. In it, she […]
May 6, 2021

A moment to reflect on the effects of Covid-19 on the Bristol Pay project

In March 2020, the Bristol Pound began work on it’s next project for our city’s local economy. In partnership with fintech business Payji, the Bristol Pay […]
April 15, 2021

The Death of the Highstreet, Heerlen and Why it Matters to Bristol

The death of the highstreet and decline in the quality of public space have been salient issues for over a decade now. Covid 19 has accelerated […]
April 15, 2021

Migrants at Home in Utrecht and Coventry

The Integration of Migrants and Refugees  Utrecht Refugee Launchpad  In Utrecht, there has been an increased focus on the assimilation of migrants into local communities. The […]
March 26, 2021

Antwerp Circular South

Antwerp Circular South Antwerp Circular South – The community project using technology to create a circular economy. What does a ‘Circular Economy’ mean (in terms of […]
February 18, 2021

Bristol, Lahti, and Urban Sustainability 

Cities and Climate Change Cities have a complicated relationship with sustainable development. Urban formations, and those that live in them, are the biggest emitters of greenhouse […]
February 11, 2021

Young and in Lockdown

Missing hospitality as a student Lockdown from a perspective of a university student has been a period of greater stress, being added on top of an […]
January 28, 2021

Hospitality in Lockdown

As we continue with life in lockdown, it’s important that we see how different aspects of the Bristol community have been affected. In particular, the hospitality […]
November 16, 2020

Track and Trace Donations with Blockchain

In this blog, I’ll highlight some of the ways in which blockchain has been used by non-profit organisations. Perhaps these could provide some inspiration for other […]
November 2, 2020

HullCoin – How Hull is using Blockchain for good

As Bristol Pound transitions into Bristol Pay, and begins looking into the future, it is useful to look at others who have tried to use alternative […]
October 11, 2020

Non-profits and Blockchain

In this blog, I’ll be explaining a bit about blockchain and also why it can be useful for non-profit organisations. Aspects, such as better security and […]
September 16, 2020

Timebanking UK – Time as a Literal Currency

What is Timebanking? In short, this is a project which focuses on using time as an alternative currency; one hour is worth one time credit. Once […]
September 3, 2020

BerkShares – Money in the Hands of the Local Community

Taking a look at what has been dubbed “a great economic experiment” in Berkshire, Massachusetts. BerkShares are a form of local currency based in Berkshire, Massachusetts. […]
August 23, 2020

SamenDoen – To Do Together

Taking a look at how SamenDoen carries out its aim of community cohesion and boosting local economy One of the best ways to understand the direction […]
July 29, 2020

Different Paths to the Same Goal

The work of local organisations and the parallels that can be drawn between them My name is Qazzally, I am currently studying History and Religious Studies […]
July 27, 2020

Tenino’s Wooden Money

Tenino’s Wooden Money – The story of a small town in the US that created its own currency. COVID-19 has revitalised the debate over how best […]
July 2, 2020

David Birch, The Currency Cold War

David Birch, The Currency Cold War In this timely book, published during lockdown, David Birch sets out the need for an international debate about the future […]
June 17, 2020

Bristol’s Coronavirus Community

As retailers begin to reopen and queues of shoppers form once again around the country, this week marks the beginning of the end of England’s economic […]
April 28, 2020

Results of the Bristol Pound impact survey

Many of you will remember being asked (/pestered) to participate in some research towards the end of summer last year. We are really excited to share […]
April 9, 2020

Bristol Pound CIC announces new partnership with Payji Ltd

  Bristol Pound is happy to announce it has entered into partnership with e-wallet provider Payji Ltd.   The partnership paves the way for the development […]
March 13, 2020

Supplier of the Week #5 – Wild Grove

Supplier of the Week – Where we celebrate the independent wholesale businesses of the Bristol Pound community. This week’s featured supplier is Wild Grove, a company […]
March 13, 2020

Bristol’s Best Coffee and Cake

There’s no shortage of great places to get a coffee in Bristol. Whether you’re looking to grab a quick latte on your way to work, or […]

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