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Business Opportunities from a Local Currency

Jim Riley

19th September 2017

Lots of potential discussion points in this video which is excellent for illustrating the disruptive potential of apps.

Would using a local currency help protect local businesses from national or multinational chains? There have been several attempts to set up local currencies, though with limited success. Is a digital app the solution? 

This BBC video examines whether a digital local currency in Liverpool is going to work. Could the Liverpool Pound be the solution? Do your students think it could work in your area?

Jim Riley

Jim co-founded tutor2u alongside his twin brother Geoff! Jim is a well-known Business writer and presenter as well as being one of the UK's leading educational technology entrepreneurs.

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