Local currency has never been more needed.
In 2008 the Brixton Pound was launched in the face of the financial crisis. The world’s first complimentary local currency in a major urban area proved that money can stick to Brixton. It encouraged local trade, supported independent businesses and built a human-scale circular economy.
In the decade that followed we did a lot of learning and some innovating. We funded a micro-grant-giving scheme, opened a pay-what-you-can veggie/vegan café using only surplus food, and ran a local lottery.
But what our communities are facing now makes 2008 look like a warm-up. And local currency has never been more needed.
2021 will see us reinvent the Brixton Pound, layering all we have learned in the last decade onto Algorand’s unique blockchain. Open source, trustless and inclusive, it’s an ecosystem developed solely to deliver public good.
It’s incredibly exciting.