Who We Are
Our team was behind the Bristol Pound - Bristol’s world-famous local currency. But Bristol Pay is something new - we want to reach more people and have more impact.
We’ve learned a lot from running the Bristol Pound for the last few years, and we’ve been collaborating and sharing ideas with many people and organisations around the world who, like us, are working at the cutting edge of the new economy movement.
We are working with Digital Wonderlab, a team of local developers who share our vision for a fairer, greener Bristol. Together, we are laying the first bricks of our platform - you can get a sneak peek here.
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Bristol Pay will host a low cost, purpose-driven payment system for point of sale and online transactions. All users will have an account on the platform, which means it is secure and the cost of making payments between accounts is low. By operating at scale, we can even raise funds for local projects across the city.
Tokens and Communities
Bristol Pay isn’t all about money. We believe that money doesn’t account for the most important things in life. So as well as holding money in your Bristol Pay account, you’ll be able to hold tokens. These tokens are like points in a game, counting social and environmental value. Community groups and organisations across the city are already doing lots of work to create social and environmental value, but it’s hard to see the scale of everything going on. Bristol Pay tokens will count and celebrate everything not counted by money, creating a new normal around participation in our city. Read more here.