ScotPound: Scotland urged to launch new digital currency – UK Politics – UK – The Independent

by | Sep 20, 2015 | Economy, Government, World News | 0 comments

Scotland has been urged to consider launching its own digital currency to operate alongside the pound sterling, allowing the country to increase people’s spending power and support small businesses.

The so-called ScotPound would operate in the same way as online currency BitCoin, with every Scottish citizen being given a personal windfall of S£250 to kick-start the scheme, under proposals published by a leading economic think-tank.

Inspired by the debate around Scotland’s currency in the build up to last year’s independence referendum, the New Economics Foundation (NEF) said the Scottish Government could use its existing powers to introduce a new currency and not-for-profit payment system, allowing participating businesses to avoid bank or credit card fees.

Source: ScotPound: Scotland urged to launch new digital currency – UK Politics – UK – The Independent

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