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The Almighty Buck

Submission + - Never mind BitCoin, meet the Bristol Pound (

An anonymous reader writes: Had enough of Bitcoin stories on Slashdot? BBC News is reporting the release of a new currency in the British city of Bristol today.
Full details can be found on the website, and people seem genuinely excited to get a piece of the action.
Finally, worth noting from their website is that "This is not a tax dodge. For tax purposes all Bristol Pound transactions are treated as if they were made in sterling."

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Never mind BitCoin, meet the Bristol Pound

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