Currency can refer to either paper such as the US dollar, or to the coins and banknotes of a particular currency, which comprise the physical aspects of a nation's money supply. The other part of a nation's money supply consists of money deposited in banks, called deposit money, ownership of which can be transferred by means of cheques and other money transfers such as credit and debit cards. Deposit money and currency are money in the sense that both are acceptable as a means of exchange, but money need not necessarily be currency.
Historically, money in the form of currency has predominated. Historically gold or silver coins of intrinsic value commensurate with the monetary unit commodity money, have been the norm. Modern currency, as fiat money, is intrinsically worthless. One type of currency over another in commodity money systems has arisen, usually when a government designates through decrees, that only particular monetary units shall be accepted in payment for taxes.
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News BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Move to Unseat US Dollar as Trade Currency
http://www.dailypaul.com, by PWA
South Africa will this week take some initial steps to unseat the US dollar as the preferred worldwide currency for trade and investment in emerging economies.
News Greeks Adopt Alternative Currencies as Economy Implodes
Regular Greeks are increasingly taking matters into their own hands, creating informal underground barter markets and even alternative currencies. And the government is actually encouraging it.
News Bold, outright manipulation of the silver market evident for all to see
Catching The "Silver Crusher" Algorithm In The Act - it's like they're not even trying to hide it any more.
News Laundered Money
Under cover of its multiplicity of fabricated wars on drugs, terror, tax evasion, and organized crime, the US government has long been waging a hidden war on cash.
News Iran presses ahead with dollar attack
http://www.telegraph.co.uk, By Garry White
Last week, the Tehran Times noted that the Iranian oil bourse will start trading oil in currencies other than the dollar from March 20. This long-planned move is part of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejads vision of economic war with the west.
News The Perils of Money Printing's Unintended Consequences
http://www.zerohedge.com, by Chris Martenson
Marc Faber does not mince words. He believes the money printing policies of the Federal Reserve and its sister central banks around the globe have put the world's currencies on an inexorable, accelerating inflationary down slope.
News US currency: The Gold Standard versus no standard!
The Political Commentator
Can you tell what the difference is between these two $1 bills?
If you went to spend them, each would get you a burger off of the dollar menu although there is a major difference between the two.
The bill on the top is based on the Gold Standar
News A dollar mutiny has broken out in the global currency wars
http://www.sovereignman.com, by Simon Black
Ive been having breakfast at Cafe Manolos ever since I started coming to Panama, going on ten years now. They make the best batido ever its sort of like a milk shake crossed with a fruit smoothie. And it used to be ridiculously cheap. Not anymo
News China Is About To Take A HUGE Step Toward Internationalizing Its Currency
http://www.businessinsider.com, Mamta Badkar
Last year, Chinese officials reportedly told EU members that the renminbi would be fully convertible by 2015.
News The Gold Transformers
by Morris Hubbartt
The world has an excess of fiat currency, yet world bankers seem ready to prove that the creation of yet more money will stimulate our economy. The more likely outcome is devalued currencies and a much lower standard of living.
News Italian police seize $6 trillion of fake U.S. T-bonds
Who the eff do these guys think they are... Only the federal reserve is allowed to print fake Bonds with no value.
News Rumors of cash controls coming even as Smart Phones set foundation for cashless society
For years, technology has increased in scope almost to the point where electronic transactions could one day replace physical cash in selling and purchases, and additionally, the agenda and policies to force Americans to that new paradigm are current
News Washington St. looking to follow constitution and Legalize Gold and Silver.
HB 2731 was dropped this week by Rep. Cary Condotta, Rep. Matt Shea, and Rep. Overstreet to legalize gold and silver as legal tender in WA St. as directed by the US Constitution.
News Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a proposed plurilateral agreement for the purpose of establishing international standards on intellectual property rights enforcement
News Larry Summers Being Considered For World Bank Chief
Jillian Berman, Huffington post
President Barack Obama is considering naming Larry Summers, his former top economic advisor, as head of the World Bank, Bloomberg reports, citing "two people familiar with the matter."
Summers, a former U.S. Treasury Secretary, Harvard Presiden
News Cashless Society: India Implements First Biometric ID Program for all of its 1.2 Billion Residents
Over the past few months, I have written several articles dealing with the coming cashless society and the developing technological control grid.
News Old Penny Sells For $1.38 Million
The one-cent copper coin was made at the Mint in Philadelphia in 1793, the first year that the U.S. made its own coins. James Halperin of Texas-based Heritage Auctions said the sale was the most a United States copper coin has ever sold for at aucti
News Is there a best currency to hold right now?
We recently received a great question from a reader, Chuck, who asked, Simon, Im going to HK in 10 days to open a bank account, and I know there are options to do this in several foreign currencies. What foreign currency would you recommend to hold
News U.S. charges Swiss bankers for hiding $1.2 billion
Three Swiss bankers were indicted in the United States Tuesday, accused of hiding $1.2 billion in assets of US clients seeking to avoid declaring their full wealth to tax authorities.
News Dream of Universal Currency Just Wont Die
David Wolman via WIRED.com
The euro zone maelstrom refuses to end. Thanks to the debt crisis, some Greek officials are contemplating dumping the common currency for the drachma. Meanwhile, Italy and Spain teeter.
News New Asian Union Means The Fall Of The Dollar
Since at least 2005, China has been taking the exact steps required to counter the brunt of a global debt collapse; not enough to make it untouchable, but enough that its infrastructure will survive.
News If The European Politicians Lose The Currency Chess Game
Nobody knows what is going to happen in the next year, let alone in the next three years. What follows is the theory behind the European Politicians losing the currency chess game.
News China vows currency moves after U.S. criticism
China on Wednesday pledged to make its exchange rate more flexible, a day after the United States said the yuan was undervalued, though it declined to name Beijing a currency manipulator.
Headlines: China vows currency moves after U.S. criticism -- If The European Politicians Lose The Currency Chess Game -- New Asian Union Means The Fall Of The Dollar -- Dream of Universal Currency Just Wont Die -- U.S. charges Swiss bankers for hiding $1.2 billion -- Is there a best currency to hold right now? -- Silver Circle and How This Piece of Fiction Could Become Reality -- Old Penny Sells For $1.38 Million -- Cashless Society: India Implements First Biometric ID Program for all of its 1.2 Billion Residents -- Larry Summers Being Considered For World Bank Chief
-- Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement -- Silver hits $33 per oz. today - 15% increase in just over 2 weeks -- Washington St. looking to follow constitution and Legalize Gold and Silver. -- Rumors of cash controls coming even as Smart Phones set foundation for cashless society -- THE FED IS ENDED! IF YOU WANT IT -- Secret $1 million gold stash discovered in French rafters -- Italian police seize $6 trillion of fake U.S. T-bonds -- In only 5 hours today, Silver jumped over a $1,...again. -- The price of silver jumps another full dollar in just 4 hours,...again! -- The Gold Transformers -- Conversations with Casey -- China Is About To Take A HUGE Step Toward Internationalizing Its Currency
-- A dollar mutiny has broken out in the global currency wars -- US currency: The Gold Standard versus no standard! -- The Perils of Money Printing's Unintended Consequences -- Iran presses ahead with dollar attack -- Laundered Money -- Bold, outright manipulation of the silver market evident for all to see -- Greeks Adopt Alternative Currencies as Economy Implodes -- BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Move to Unseat US Dollar as Trade Currency --