News: World First Uni BTC Payment

See various media coverage about my Bitcoin payment of university fees in: The Daily Mail CoinTelegraph Uni Cumbria Press Release Coinreport Lanceshire Evening Post Lanceshire Magazine   All done live from my mobile phone while speaking on stage during a currency panel at the QuiShare Fest in Paris (in the picture left to right: Prof […]

The Guardian – CCs and Greece

Back-up currencies: the solution to our euro woes? This article of mine first appeared on The Guardian’s Comment is Free section One currency seems not to be able to serve every human need alone. When the money dries up, people go hungry and sleep rough, factories lay idle, and the fabric of society starts to […]

NEF Research: No Small Change

Evaluation the success of your community currency project. Written with my NEF colleague Susan Steed. Download the full PDF here. This handbook has been designed by the New Economics Foundation (NEF), on behalf of the Community Currencies in Action (CCIA) EU Interreg IVB NWE Programme, project, to inspire community currency (CC) organisers and help them […]

Interview: Coindesk – Bitcoin and Brixton£

While the Brixton Pound and bitcoin are both alternative currencies that don’t rely on the Bank of England, they attract users for different reasons. “In reality, bitcoin tends to appeal to a very different crowd. Local currencies are all about building community ties, whereas bitcoin

NEF Blog: What is the value of Bitcoin?

Now four years old, Bitcoin is the celebrity of the complementary currencies world. It is currently trading at over $800 after two US senate committee fact-finding sessions heard last week. Political opinion is still divided, but for those investing in Bitcoin as an asset, any government recognition is good news. It perhaps says more about […]