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Watch: fake $50 bill revealed to be a $10 bill

It appears that someone put decals on this $10 bill to pass it off as a $50. I'm sure most marks wouldn't notice that Hamilton's face is on the bill when it should be Grant, especially in another country where the currency is less familiar.

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Molly Crabapple's dystopian take on The Great New York Stock Exchange Outage of July, 2015

What a bunch of bull.


What a bunch of bull.

“I was met by fires in the streets, the screams of the dying tourists and the shouts of former traders offering sacrifices to their new gods.” The NYSE experienced an outage of unspecific technological origin today, and Molly Crabapple is on it.

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A woman will replace Alexander Hamilton on the new US $10 bill

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A yet-to-be-determined woman will replace Alexander Hamilton's mug on the US $10 bill, according to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

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Amazingly fast counting of Chinese cash

Watch those fingers go!

Below, a classic video showing more cash counting techniques from around the world:

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Anarchy in the UK Mastercards


Because irony is alive and well in the 21st century. I'm holding out for my Kill the Poor platinum Amex.

The most beautiful money in U.S. history

Detail from the obverse of the United States $1 silver certificate, issued in 1896. (Photo: National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution on Wikipedia)


Detail from the obverse of the United States $1 silver certificate, issued in 1896. (Photo: National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution on Wikipedia)

This image is a detail of an 1896 United States $1 note from the Educational Series of silver certificates issued by the United States Treasury in 1896. It is widely regarded as the most beautifully designed money in U.S. history.

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Interpenetrated coin art


Robert Wechsler makes sculptures by notching and connecting coins to one another to great effect, thanks to the familiarity of the materials and the seeming impossibility of their arrangement.

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Beautiful imaginary Hungarian money


Barbara Bernát designed a series of fanciful Hungarian euro notes for her MA project at the University of West Hungary.

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Debt, a photo project

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Spurred by her own financial hardship experiences, photographer Brittany Powell embarked on "The Debt Project," a series of formal photo portraits of myriad Americans in debt accompanied by their handwritten debt stories and, eventually, audio interviews. Powell is hoping to complete the project with funding from a Kickstarter campaign.

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Open call for digital art funding proposals from Thespace

Paula writes, "TheSpace is the largest fund currently dedicated to commissioning and exhibiting digital art. This latest funding call is dedicated to work that considers or responds to the affordances of mobile networked devices - whether that is a phone, wearable, tablet or..."

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Hacker School grants for women, people of color, other people under-represented in tech

Nicholas writes, "Hacker School is a three-month, free-for-everyone programming retreat for experienced and new programmers alike, now offering need-based living expense grants to women, black people, Latino/as, and people from many other groups traditionally underrepresented in programming.

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What does minimum wage get you

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Billy Domineau at Matter: If you have a minimum wage job ($7.25/hour), you need to work 55 hours to buy an iPhone 6 Plus (64 GB), and 149 hours for a year of Verizon service; 74 minutes gets you a Sara Lee Frozen Apple Pie.

Counterfeit money up close

Someone sent Brian Krebs an envelope of counterfeit $100 and $50 bills, apparently manufactured by Mrmouse, the counterfeiter whom Krebs outed for selling his notes openly on Reddit.

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Finnish national broadcaster will transmit blockchain over terrestrial digital TV network

The Finnish national broadcaster has partnered with Kryptoradio to broadcast the Bitcoin blockchain over the digital television network making it accessible over a non-Internet channel to 95% of the Finnish population.

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How to invest one dollar


Two dozen people, from a JP Morgan banker to a sex-worker, offer their opinions on how to best invest one single dollar.

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21st century vocab: "Card clash"


It's what happens when you wave your bag at an RFID reader while you get on the tube and the turnstyle charges your ride the wrong card:

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Substitute fine old rums for bourbon and save


If you love bourbon but are dismayed by the skyrocketing prices for the good stuff, Matt Buchanan suggests that you try "old-ass" rum, which has a lot of the same flavors that bourbon lovers cherish at a fraction of the price (for now).

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