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28 Unusual Currencies

From Kiss Currency Campaigns to Social Media Payments

— February 5, 2014 — Lifestyle
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.
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Digital Currency Wallets
Digital Currency Wallets
The KeepKey Acts Like a Digital Vault For Your Bitcoin
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Social Media Cryptocurrencies
Social Media Cryptocurrencies
The Reveal App Gives Users Ownership with a Currency of Attention
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Virtual Bartering Services
Virtual Bartering Services
Trade Skills and Other Items Using SwapSity
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Gingerbread Cookie Payment Services
Gingerbread Cookie Payment Services
A Finnish Bus Company Lets Riders Pay with Gingerbread Cookies
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Microtransaction Cryptocurrencies
Microtransaction Cryptocurrencies
NeuCoin is as a Bitcoin Alternative for Smaller Payments Online
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Digital Currency Loans
Digital Currency Loans
Bitcoin Brands Hopes to Use Bitcoins to Extend Microloans
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Rewarding Social Currencies
Rewarding Social Currencies
Chit Aims to Change Social Media with a Tangible Social Currency
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Regenerative Eco Currency
Regenerative Eco Currency
BitSeed Proposes the Use of Virtual Money to Plant 1 Billion Trees
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Kiss Currency Campaigns
Kiss Currency Campaigns
A Hyde Park Bistro in Sydney Accepts Kisses as Payment for Coffee
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Tweet-Fueled Rickshaw Rides
Tweet-Fueled Rickshaw Rides
Trinity Kitchen Launched Tweet to Pay Rickshaw to Its New Location
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Cookie Currency-Based Buses
Cookie Currency-Based Buses
Matkahuolto Hands Out Free Tickets in Return for Festive Cookies
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Next Generation Cryptocurrency
Next Generation Cryptocurrency
Ethereum Revolves Around Contractual Scripting Language Software
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Social Good Currency
Social Good Currency
UNICEF Promises That Its Unicoin is the 'First Currency Dedicated to Do Good'
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Bartering Eateries
Bartering Eateries
The Fireside Restaurant & Lounge Accepts Goods and Services Instead of Money
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Biometric Buying Systems
Biometric Buying Systems
This New Payment System Lets You Buy Things with Your Face
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Meow-Powered Vending Machines
Meow-Powered Vending Machines
A Bizarre Vending Machine called Miaukomat Lets You Pay with a Meow
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3D-Printed Cryptocurrency
3D-Printed Cryptocurrency
P-YOM Software Lets Bitcoin Consumers Create Their Own Print Money
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Community-Building Barter Apps
Community-Building Barter Apps
Bright Neighbor is the First Sharing Economy Mobile Platform
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Time-Based Bartering
Time-Based Bartering
The Time/Bank Pop-Up Shop Trades Minutes Instead of Money
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Mail-Able Book Barters
Mail-Able Book Barters
Mailbooks for Good Encourages People to Share Their Old Books
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Social Media Vending Machines
Social Media Vending Machines
WWF Canada & Telus' Vending Machine Releases Panda Toys for Tweets
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Fashion Bartering Apps
Fashion Bartering Apps
Swappi Helps Users Trade Clothes Via an App
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Social Media Coffee Deliveries
Social Media Coffee Deliveries
Tweet-a-Coffee Lets You Give Starbucks Using Only 140 Characters
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Social Media Payments
Social Media Payments
'Pay With a Tweet' Sees the Value in Social Networks
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Coffee-Bartering Bookstores
Coffee-Bartering Bookstores
Molasses Books Swaps Hot Drinks for Pre-Owned Novels
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Fruit Currency Bars
Fruit Currency Bars
The 'Orange Amnesty' Pop-Up Bar by Aperol Spritz Accepts Oranges as Payment
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Talent-Bartering E-Shops
Talent-Bartering E-Shops
The Merit Shop Trades Its Items in Exchange for Videos of Unique Talents
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Hashtag Currency Shops
Hashtag Currency Shops
The Daisy Marc Jacobs Pop Up Shop Will Accept Tweets as Payment
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