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Micro-Currency: In French City Of Nantes, Soon You Can Pay In Nantos

Micro-Currency: In French City Of Nantes, Soon You Can Pay In Nantos | Money news | Scoop.it

NANTES – This city in western French is getting ready to launch its own local currency as a complement to the euro.

 

Though Nantes is following the example of the WIR cooperative bank in Basel, Switzerland, where 60,000 small and medium-sized enterprises are already using a cashless payment system, this will be the first time a large-scale European city is willing to try the experiment with both businesses and individuals.


The measure addresses the increasing importance of non-monetary exchanges between firms, a tendency that is particularly visible in times of financial crisis.

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