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Introduction

(short description, incl. major milestones and achievements)

Purpose

(outline why that particular currency was implemented. In some cases these may be very generic and in others they may be very specific)

Community Overview

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a) Size, location
b) User Demographic

Organisation and History

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a) Organisation and History
b) Stakeholders

(businesses, partners, public sector, researchers)

c) Impact (optional)

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Currency Details

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a) The system in numbers

(e.g. # of users, # of units issued to date, # of units currently in circulation, # of participating business, # of …

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b) Function and Unit of Account

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c) Issuance – Backing

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d) Software (optional)

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e) Taxation and Compliance (optional)

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f) Specific Attributes (optional)

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g) Funding – Business Model

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How does it work in practice?

(provide in a narrative form a story of how a consumer/business would use the currency ie. “User Story”)

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