Cosmopolitan Alberta City Calgary Launches Calgary Dollars in CryptocurrencyDecember 11, 2018
Calgary, the cosmopolitan Alberta City, launches local cryptocurrency. Calgary has been a proponent of cryptocurrency for long.
The digital cryptocurrency from Canada is hailed as a de facto haven by crypto enthusiasts. Calgary has announced its digital currency in an attempt to preserve the local economic sector.
The recipients within the boundaries of this city are bullish about this currency. The local currency will be known as “Calgary Digital Dollar,” and it is meant for use within the local city in the Alberta Province in Canada.
Joe Ceci is the finance minister of the province of Calgary, and he will be heading the cryptocurrency project.
The finance minister of the City stated in a press release that “the currency will not replace.” Therefore, this crypto is likely to be used in combination with the CAD (Canadian Dollar).
The boost in the local economy is expected to happen by the “Incentives facilitated for the use of cryptocurrencies.”
While the local companies can accept 100% payment for their products and services in the “Calgary Digital Dollar” they are kept under an obligation to accept at least 10% in CAD.
Several laws and local regulations are thus refining the growing cryptocurrency markets in the blockchain industry.
The local economies constantly thrive on barter. Therefore, the system of barter is motivated by the Calgary Dollar. During the official launch of the Calgary Dollar, when talking about the local business and the blockchain, the Finance Minister Ceci stated that the local economy would thrive on the benefits afforded by barter economies on a consistent basis.
Being a firm believer in the Calgary Dollar, he spoke in support of the Alberta Government. He stated that they are in “support of the work” related to the Calgary Dollar “In every way.”
The local business will get the support of those who are interested in using the cryptocurrencies through the Calgary Dollar Website. Citizens will be using the Calgary Dollar to pay for particular things and services. As a reward for using the local Calgary Dollar, they will be getting rewards in the same currency. This, in turn, can be used to spend on grocery purchases and transit tickets.
While this is the not the first time that a city is adopting the use of Calgary, the spreading trend is worthwhile to note.
Previously, a South African Community known as Orania have integrated a cryptocurrency in early July this year. The digital currency was known as E-Ora, and it has been used by the Chamber of Commerce in Orania. A community of 1600 people exclusively used this currency. The associated advantages include a decrease in transaction fees. With the development of the currency, the city is hoping to give more incentives to users to help the local economy grow.