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Introducing the Ludos…

At TEDxLeeds2012 we will be introducing the Ludos, a new currency for Leeds. The Ludos will exist for just the evening of 29th of February and will be legal tender for a special menu at Primos, at the Corn Exchange. One Ludos will be equivalent to one Pound Sterling.

The Ludos was named by The Culture Vultures’ Emma Bearman to imply both playfulness and the city’s ancient name of LeodisTom Morgan, then set about designing a unique banknote, celebrating Leeds past and hinting at its imagined future…

Right now, the Ludos is an experiment but if successful, we’re going to work with the city’s institutions to bring it back, for good and for the whole of Leeds :)

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Nefario (James McCarthy)

Nefario, also known as James McCarthy, originally from Ireland, worked as an engineer at Sun Microsystems for a short time on the Solaris team. Spent 2 years teaching English in mainland China. Began using Bitcoin late 2010 and have been a community member since that time, founded and runs the Bitcoin stock exchange (glbse.com).

Nefario was the first person to fly using Bitcoin and also the first person to be detained and deported from the US… also for using Bitcoin.

Currently Nefario is the CEO of GLBSE and the community manager for the second largest Bitcoin exchange, Intersango.

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Richard Logie

Richard Logie owns and operate a credit clearing system called The Business Exchange (TBEx) in Aberdeen, established in 1995.

Richard became aware of complimentary currency systems and engaged and collaborated with various systems in the UK, Europe and the US.

Richard explored the past, present and future of complimentary currencies, particularly how they’re are evolving right before our eyes, how technology is enabling business and communities to grasping their benefits.

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Lee Jackson

Lee Jackson is a​ motivational​ speaker, presentation coach and author of eleven books. Having worked in the voluntary, public and private sectors over the years he now works in businesses and education helping people to enjoy and succeed in challenging times. He is also the ​2017 ​President of the Professional Speaking Association in the UK & Ireland. He lives with his wife and twins in West Yorkshire. He loves good comedy, old school Hip Hop and basketball. He doesn’t like gardening. His website is leejackson.biz his twitter account is @leejackson.

As a former youth worker and experienced school speaker, Lee uses his 25 years of experience to help us understand why many young people rioted in 2011. Lee also researched this subject heavily… “in fact you generally spend more time researching a short talk than a long talk!”

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Tris Dyson

Tris Dyson is The Executive Director of Spice – a non-profit organisation that develops time credits for public services, based in London and Wales. Tris is Chairperson of Timebanking Wales and a Non-Executive Director of 3rdMinds.

Spice has taken the idea of timebanking – and applied rigorous thinking to develop very successful applications for engaging ‘service users’ as active participants in public services. Spice’s time credits acknowledge ‘active time’ given by service users to the public service, these credits are then redeemable for equivalent time in local leisure and recreational services. These credits have been highly successful at engaging the many rather than the few, thereby empowering ‘service users’ as community assets and so easing pressure on front-line services.

Read more about Tris’ work on time credits over at The Guardian.

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