• A crypto-currency

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  • January 9, 2009 - Initial release

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  • Dialogue from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy episode 6 (1981):

FORD PREFECT Fiscal policy? How can you have money if none of you produces anything? It doesn't grow on trees.
MARKETING CONSULTANT But since we decided to adopt the leaf as legal tender, we have all of course become immensely rich. But we have run into a small inflation problem owing to high leaf availability. That means the current rate is something like three major deciduous forests buy one ship's peanut. In order to obviate this problem and revalue the leaf, we've decided on an extensive campaign of defoliation and burn down all the forests.

History
  • First appeared as a deep dive segment into bitcoin
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