publication . Article . 2014

Alderney: gambling, Bitcoin and the art of unorthodoxy

John Connell;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2014 Journal: Island Studies Journal, volume 9, issue 1, pages 69-78 (issn: 1715-2593, eissn: 1715-2593, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Prince Edward Island
Abstract
Small islands are disadvantaged by conventional development strategies and have sought unusual means of achieving economic development and raising their global profiles. The small Channel Island of Alderney, with a largely non-existent physical resource base, and steady population decline, has sought to develop several service sector activities, increasingly involving the internet and virtual activities. Internet gambling has proved successful. Bitcoin minting offers unique possibilities. Alderney has achieved economic development without significant local assets other than creativity and ingenuity, and a somewhat distinctive political status.
Subjects
free text keywords: Alderney, Bitcoin, Channel Islands, coins, gambling, services, unorthodoxy, lcsh:Physical geography, lcsh:GB3-5030
Communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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