for Community Leaders: Building Sustainable Local Economies
How communities can Adopt ZUZ
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How to adopt ZUZ in your community
Make your money go further with ZUZ by leveraging grants, supporting local businesses, and encouraging local spending – increasing the local activity and wealth in your community.
Any city or town can issue MuniZuz, a municipal bond on the ZUZ platform. Institutional investors and individuals, including in your community, can purchase a share of the MuniZuz, via the Zuz platform. They can hold their MuniZuz–and earn interest on it–or they can purchase goods and services at merchants that accept MuniZuz.
Individuals can purchase and hold it or spend their MuniZuz at local merchants for goods and services.
Merchants can redeem their MuniZuz for US dollars from town, or, they can continue the cycle by spending their MuniZuz–creating even more increased business activity.
The town issues MuniZuz to raise capital
You can hold the MuniZuz, earn interest, OR
The MuniZuz are purchased as an investment to fund your town’s capital needs. You can either hold the town’s MuniZuz and earn interest, or …
You can use it today to buy goods and services
The MuniZuz are accepted by local businesses in exchange for goods and services – giving individuals the opportunity to use the bond as a currency and circulate more money in town.
The town accepts ZUZ as payment for any service
Merchants can redeem any Muni-ZUZ they accept for $US. The town accepts Muni-ZUZ as payment for local taxes, permits, etc.
Merchants use MuniZuz with each other
Accepted MuniZUz can be used as a local currency between merchants and between all members of the community. This creates a sustainable local economy in which money is kept local – multiplying the impact of a town’s investment.
At Maturity, MuniZuz can be redeemed with interest.
When the MuniZuz matures, anyone holding MuniZuz redeem their MuniZuz (and accumulated interest) with the town.
The ZUZ team works with community leaders to understand local priorities and helps leaders determine the best way to deploy ZUZ in their communities.
The ZUZ Platform
A two-sided platform integrating lending and payment in your community
Harness relationships with a public ledger and encourage money to stay local.
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The risk is the same as when one buys a gift card from a merchant. In the unusual case that the merchant goes under, the customer’s investment is at risk. The transparency of ledger data provides ZUZ buyers with information that is not typically available with traditional gift cards. And, a number of merchants accepting a ZUZ mitigates risk, as it spreads across the network.
Unlike other cryptocurrencies, each type of ZUZ is backed by its issuer. They do NOT fluctate in price. All your ZUZ are stored in your ZUZ wallet and can be used to directly purchase goods and services from anyone who accepts them.