DailyDirt: Green(er) Money, Plastic Money, High-Tech Money…
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There’s a lot of money in the world, but the vast majority of it is not cash. Digital bits accounting for vast sums are the intangible fabric of our economy now. Still, people like to use cash — and here are some interesting articles on physical currency.
- Printing US currency is getting greener — using renewable energy and recycled textile fibers. Money doesn’t grow on trees, but it does grow on cotton plants. [url]
- A billion dollars in unused $1 coins is sitting around in a vault, honoring past presidents..? Come on. At least let people throw them into a well and make a wish, folks. [url]
- The use of cash is in decline, as more and more people pay with plastic. The US Treasury didn’t print any $10 bills last year?! [url]
- Canada has taken the “pay with plastic” phrase literally as it introduces plastic bills. Actually, other countries have had plastic bills for a while… [url]
- Dutch coins are being minted with QR codes on them. And the QR code reveals an online game? [url]
- To discover more stuff on economics, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
As always, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.