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There Are Faulty New Pounds In Circulation, Mint Admits

The new pound was described as "the most secure coin in the world" when it was released in March this year, but the Royal Mint has now admitted that some are faulty. Read More >>

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Watch This Talented Carver Turn a Lincoln Penny Into a Morbid Masterpiece

Michelangelo’s David is undoubtedly a masterpiece, but would the artist have been as adept with a chisel were he working on a tiny copper penny instead of a giant slab of marble? Using a magnifying scope, artist Shaun Hughes managed to skillfully turn Lincoln’s head into a remarkably detailed skull. Read More >>

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Canada’s Money Is Made of Meat Too

Earlier today we noted the recent outcry in Britain over the country’s new £5 note, which is made using a small amount of animal fat. But we Brits aren’t the only ones with meat money. Canada’s bank notes have tallow as well. Read More >>

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Four Fake Currencies That Changed the Course of Real Wars

At the tail end of his time as Commander of US Forces Afghanistan, General David Petraeus commented that "money is my most important ammunition in this war." It was far from an original thought. In fact, you could argue that currency is the most important and least acknowledged wartime weapon. Read More >>

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Here’s the Reason Why You Can’t Photocopy Money

If you have ever attempted a life as a counterfeiter, or done a stupid school project where you tried to print your own money, you already know this: you can’t make a proper copy of any type of paper money, no matter the denomination. So, as we in Britain welcome the new style plastic £5 note, which is apparently harder than ever to fake, let's take a quick look back at this clever tech. Read More >>

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This Season’s Hottest Dadjoke: Become a Trillionaire for a Few Quid on eBay

Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe has caused that country’s currency to be worth virtually nothing. So the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is ditching their local currency in favour of US dollars. Soon Zimbabwe’s cash will be used only in the American dadjoke economy, where being a trillionaire and meaning it is the height of comedy. Read More >>

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These Dollar Bill Concepts are Better Than the Real Thing

While US currency does change a little on occasion, the basic design of the notes has stayed fairly constant: green/black background, a portrait on one side, and a pretty picture on the other. These concepts take that classic design, and turn it on its head. Read More >>

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Google Now Does Real-Time Bitcoin Conversions

Google's live currency conversions now tell you what your cash is worth in bitcoin. Read More >>

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One User Controls Over Half of Bitcoin Mining – and That’s a Security Risk

For the first time in its history, a single user has begun to provide over half the computational power used to mine the digital coins. But with much of Bitcoin's security stemming from its decentralised structure, that could prove a large security risk. Read More >>

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Why the Future of Bitcoin Depends on the Silk Road Trial

Over the weekend, Ross Ulbricht's lawyer, Joshua Dratel, filed a motion asking the court to dismiss all charges against the Silk Road kingpin. It's largely what you'd expect from a bullish defence attorney. But here's the twist: Dratel throws Bitcoin under the bus. Read More >>

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Bitcoin Software Fixed to Avoid Another Mt. Gox

In a bid to avoid another Mt. Gox, the software which drives bitcoin transactions on the internet has been updated to fix the weakness which contributed to digital vault's downfall. Read More >>

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More Secure 12-Sided £1 Coin Shown Off to Distract Us From Budget Day

Ahead of today's budget, Chancellor George Osborne dipped into his pocket and displayed a new 12-sided £1 coin, the coin's first redesign in 30 years. The reasoning behind this costly move? It's less-easy prey for counterfeiters, supposedly. Read More >>

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Bitcoin ATMs are Now a Real Thing

Robocoin has announced that the first Bitcoin ATMs to be found on US soil will be installed later this month. Read More >>

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Hackers Have Stolen From Bitcoin’s Biggest Wallet Service

If you're looking to dive into the exciting world of Bitcoin, chances are you're going to get your start with Coinbase, one of the more reputable wallet services that boasts about $15 million (£9.2 million) in Bitcoin transactions per month. But even the best Bitcoin services can be prone to theft, and as The Verge found out, that susceptibility has lost users upwards of $40,000 (£24,450). Read More >>