Alternative currency

It seems natural to pay for goods and services are scraps of paper or bits of metal that we call money. And if the currency of another country - say, the Japanese yen and the Uruguayan peso, seems exotic to say about methods of payment, in question in this article:

Detergent «Tide»

It is called "liquid gold»

This is probably the most unusual method of calculation: criminals use Tide detergent instead of money for buying and selling drugs. There are many reasons: the brand fairly well-known, easy to steal items from any retail store, and it can threaten only a relatively lightweight paper for shoplifting. All this in the criminal world of America Liquid Tide is an alternative currency for the thirsty to buy a dose. In New York, a bottle of 150 ounces (4, 4 liters) goes for five dollars in cash and ten dollars marijuana or crack.

Canadian Tyra

In Canada, more than half a century, along with the Canadian dollar, there is another form of hard currency, the company that prints Canadian Tire (retail chain that sells a variety of products, from car tires to kitchen utensils).

Bright paper with a picture of Sandy MakTayra par value of five cents to two Canadian dollars began printing in 1958. They acted as discount coupons online shopping Canadian Tire. However, due to the popularity of these stores began to take notes, and many other places.

Now they quietly can pay at the bar or bistro almost throughout the country. Speculators buy and sell them to collectors hunt for rare specimens, and counterfeiters are trying to sell fake Tyra.


Economics teacher from Germany came up with an interesting way to explain to his students his subject - in 2003, he presented his own currency, which he called "kimagauer» («Chiemgauer»).

Kimagauer exchanged for euros at the rate of 1: 1, but each quarter with the owner of the money is taxed at a rate of 2% (ie 8% per year) - to pay for the tax acquired stickers affixed to the bill. Therefore, holders of kimgauerov try as quickly as possible to exchange them for goods and services. Accumulating such currency turns unprofitable.

Kimagauery are very popular in the south of Germany, they are found around 600 companies and are taking more than 300 stores. In 2010 it was exchanged kimagauery 5, 1 million euros.

Wen - "green" global currency

Wen (Ven) - the first digital currency with a freely fluctuating exchange rate. Participants network Hub Culture use it for the purchase of physical goods and services. This is the only means of payment, which take in the pavilions of Hub Culture, located in many cities around the world. Without going into the intricacies of economic, say only that the course of Vienna is tied to a basket of currencies and weighted average prices for coal, so it is much more stable than any single currency.

Franks WIR


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