Doppio Bank – a strange sensation

Was on sitting on a small café in central Gothenburg the other day, where I started looking at the wall, and found a blackboard full of names and numbers. They told that the café act as a bank “doppio bank” – but with a small twist.

They had one wall with their entire customer base written on it, with the balance of each customer printed on the wall, and some of the customers also had brought their own photos. During my short visit to the café, I saw two persons actually paying with their balance, and the coffee-man changed their balance on the wall.

I wonder how they identity their customers, and also how they authenticate them. Maybe there is a need for an identification solution here J.

Well the sad part is that they have to close the bank, it’s not allowed to be a bank, no matter how big in Sweden, unless you have a banking license, so their banking activity will cease end of the year. I will return before they close, because I made a deposit of 1€ and want to get a coffee for that.


~ by petergullberg on September 22, 2010.

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