Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Maro a currency for the future

The Maro
With all this hubub about bitcoin I have decided to issue my own virtual currency called the Maro. It avoids the bizarre techno-libertarian excesses of bitcoin. 
As a situational currency the Maro's value pegged to the price of a beer in any establishment that serves alcohol or the lowest priced menu item in establishments that do not. 
Accounting of the Maro is based on the honor system Maro holders are expected to keep track of roughly how many Maro they hold and deduct them from their mental ledgers as they have been spent. The Maro does not depend on the Internet and works just as well when bandwidth is narrow or non-existent. The Maro 
The initial distribution of Maro is almost completely flat when the Maro goes live later today 12/19/2013 every human being will be bestowed with exactly one Maro with the exception of Kris Kobach who gets none and myself who gets 100 for inventing the system (you are welcome). 

Although the Maro is a Virtual currency visualizations are permissible but limited to scraps of paper  with I owe you X Maro  (where X is the number of Maro the script is worth) and the 3 inch aluminium coins stamped with the face of BRIAN BLESSED whispering on the face and a badger smoking a pipe on the reverse.

Jubilee and Special Rules
 Every seven years on the anniversary of the release the initial distribution is restored. Any child born in the interim is granted one Maro on the date of his birth. BRIAN BLESSED has the right to create any number of Maro simply by saying at full voice that he invokes this right.

authors note: if any one is in NC and want to earn or spend some Maro look me up.


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  2. Very much like the "virtual currency" people used during Europes "Dark Ages", there were no Roman emperors stamping coins for a long time, so people kept a mental track of what they owed each other in denominations of the coins that once were. Actually it may have been after the reign of Charlamain... would have to read "Debt: the First 5000 Years" again to be sure. ;-)