29 Oct '14, 10am

Small Australian City Plans for a Big Bitcoin Economy

Small Australian City Plans for a Big Bitcoin Economy

A plan to build the "world's largest" local bitcoin-based economy is underway in the city of Launceston, Australia, with support from local businesses and even government. Project organizers say the compact Tasmanian city with a population of 106,000 will make a good high-density testing ground for bitcoin. The plan is aimed to cover various levels of the business supply chain, allowing users to both receive and spend their bitcoins, rather than simply converting them to Australian dollars. A notable part of the 'Launceston Launch' plan would be to have the local government, the Launceston City Council, accept bitcoin for taxes and rates. At least two members of the 12-member council have shown support for the idea. Plan director Adam Poulton has talked of bitcoin's potential to put the spotlight on a city not often seen in international headlines, saying: "Bitcoin is a cu...

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