U.K. entrepreneur Charles Cohen has launched a currency, called Beenz, that he hopes to make valid for trading on the worldwide web.
Cohen's intention is to unify shopping online and, of course, to make a few bucks in the process. His Beenz is just the latest-if perhaps eccentric-attempt to find a way of doing business on the web.
PA Consulting Services Ltd., London, reckons the potential for 'e-commerce' is huge: "It is a potential marketplace of 1 billion customers who can be accessed anywhere and at any time.
"It allows organizations to work with business partners 24 hr/day and 7 days/week, and the on...