currency

Crypto Currently

Cryptocurrencies Are in Fixed Supply and That's a Problem

Economists have long known that fixed currencies tend to fall in value.
Simon Morgans
2.5.18
Travel

These Pacific Islanders Are Betting on a Seashell Currency Boom

The island of Malaita is one of the last places on Earth to trade shells. But locals believe they'll have the last laugh.
Nick Sas
1.11.18
Art

A Florida Artist Is Filling Hourglasses with the Dust of a Minimum Wage Salary

Representations of labor and time are ground into dust in Agustina Woodgate’s show, 'Power-Line.'
Monica Uszerowicz
10.2.16
Art

Here's One: Can "Flashing Money" Ever Be Art?

Artist Andrew Jeffrey Wright investigates the once and future trend.
Andrew Nunes
8.25.16
Europe: The Final Countdown

How Brexit Is Already Screwing Over Young People

The UK hasn't even left the EU yet, but the fallout from the vote is already robbing millennials of their prospects.
Salma Haidrani and Yasmin Jeffery
7.28.16
News

Examining Australia's Weird Anger at the New $5 Note

It's not even a new note, just the old one with more wattle. But Twitter is blowing up, calling it "disgusting" and "vomit-like."
Julian Morgans
4.12.16
Art

The Price of Art: Printed and Framed

Covet art at the price you are willing to pay.
Marina Garcia-Vasquez
11.22.15
Art

5 Artists Who Deserve to Be on the New British £20

With Adam Smith on the outs, the Bank of England is seeking a visual artist for the new face of the £20 note.
The Creators Project
5.22.15
Art

Cutting Presidents Out of Coins: Art or Anarchy?

And seriously, how did they do that?
Emerson Rosenthal
4.24.15
Stuff

Will 'BitchCoin' Offer Artists a New Way to Make a Living?

Artist Sarah Meyohas's project sounds like a conceptual cryptocurrency joke, but it's also a serious effort to challenge the current economics of the art world.
Corinna Kirsch
3.20.15
Music

Cyriak's New Video Tells the Story of Capitalism with Loose Change

The story of life on Earth is co-opted by currency in the animated music video for Gong's "Occupy."
Emerson Rosenthal
3.10.15
Design

Earth's Genetic History Gets Pressed onto a Colorful Coin

The Cook Islands' new coin features a nanochip with pictures and text that summarizes the story of life on Earth.
Beckett Mufson
2.26.15
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