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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 :)


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 have you paid your taxes?. 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.


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.

One of the Principles of GAAP is the Matching Principle.  Matching requires that when you post sales into the system for an accounting period (month), you must also post the costs of the products or services you sold during that period in the same accounting period (month). The Matching Principle essential to Financial Statements applying for a loan using paystubs, particularly the Income Statement, because it makes them meaningful. Check out how a TikTok business account works.

The Income Statement, also called the P&L or Profit and Loss Statement, is a “Current Year” statement, it does not cross years. The Income Statement provides cumulative “To Date” financial data for the current business (Fiscal) year how to show proof of income. So, the March Income Statement shows the totals for January, February and March together in one column and the totals for the previous December would not be part of the totals for that column.

Unlike the Trial Balance, the Income Statement and Balance Sheet each only show a portion of the General Ledger Accounts. The GL Accounts are split between the Income Statement and the Balance Sheet by their Accounting Types. The Income Statement Accounting Types are Revenue, Cost of Goods Sold and Expenses. The Accounts that are not on the Income Statement are on the Balance Sheet.

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 have a look at the employees paystubs. 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 proper financial strategies. These credits have been highly successful at engaging the many rather than the few, if you want a better business look into buying followers on TikTok, 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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