Exciting times are ahead with the arrival of two bitcoin ATMs in the city.

The machines, which allow actual exchange of physical and the cryptocurrency, have popped up in a cafe and shop, signalling a new era of technological money.

Brighton was chosen for expansion due to its thriving tech scene with an enthusiastic band of promoters already in the city.

Global IT firm and home-grown success story FDM continues to win awards for its forward-thinking initiatives – on top of its £300 million floatation.

Meanwhile, organisers of the Brighton Digital Festival are preparing to launch the 2014 edition, which promises to be the biggest and best yet.

And food producers have shown they can compete with the best after winning gold stars at the Great Taste awards.