Although you may be perplexed by the Bitcoin, there are plenty of other types of currencies out there that are even stranger. As cash-based payment systems are abandoned in favor of virtual and other types of physical currencies, this brings new value to ordinary objects and social media in particular.
Some digital ways to pay that are becoming quite popular include asking for tweets and hashtags instead of money, which may even itself out in the end, especially if a social media user is of considerable influence online.
More outrageous ways to pay for things include paying for your morning coffee with a kiss at Sydney’s Hyde Park bistro, trading a cookie for a ride on the bus, or using your talent to barter for an object at the online Merit shop.
18 Unusual Currencies
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Hashtag Currency Shops
Social Media Coffee Deliveries
Fashion Bartering Apps
Social Media Vending Machines
From Kiss Currency Campaigns to Social Media Payments
By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: Feb 5, 2014