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Alternative Currencies

UK Houses of Parliament. Office of Science and Technology. Postnote Number 475 August 2014

Paul Gilbert, Caroline Kenny POST, August 2014

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Summary :

Alternative currencies are types of money or exchange that can be used instead of and alongside national currency. A number of alternative currencies are used in the UK today. This POSTnote outlines the different types and aims of these currencies. It also sets out how alternative currencies are being used and highlights regulatory and policy challenges regarding consumer protection, financial crime and taxation and benefits.

Sources :

UK Houses of Parliament www.parliament.uk