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The Difference In Quality And Levels Of Coins

Video: The British Royal Mint makes three types of commemorative coins: bullion, brilliant uncirculated and proof. Bullion is basically made to the same standard of regular coins in circulation, brilliant uncirculated coins (a real mouthful) are finished with more attention to detail than bullion coins and proof coins are of the absolute highest quality and care.

GoPro Awards Is Offering Up $US5 Million A Year For Your Videos

Back in July GoPro announced a way for you to get paid for the videos you shoot via a licensing portal, but now it’s upping the ante. With GoPro Awards, an ongoing contest pays you for the photos and videos you shoot. $US500 for a photo, $US1,000 for a raw video clip, and $US5,000 for a video edit. Not bad.

The US Issued Special Banknotes In Case Japan Invaded Hawaii

If you went to Hawaii during World War II, you probably notice something a little funny about the money. Every greenback had a big bold “HAWAII” plastered across it. Why? In case of a Japanese invasion, of course.

Cash Is Dying: Over Half Of Australia Is Using Cards And App Payments

The numbers are in: 53% of payments made in Australia are now done with cards or mobile payment apps. Mobile-based tap-and-pay systems have seen a surge in usage of over 200% in the last 12 months. Australians are predicting that our country will be cash free by 2022 (in June, if you want to be really specific). So long, cash! It’s been nice knowing you.

Android Pay Can Be Tricked Into Running On Some Phones Right Now

Android Pay should be rolling soon, but if you can’t wait for “soon”, there are ways to get the app working on your phone now. Well, kind of…

Why Does Montreal Have A Bitcoin Embassy?

In the heart of downtown Montreal, between a boarded-up bar and a poutine shop, there’s a three-story glass building. It looks for all the world like realtor’s office — that is until you spot the sign swaying in the wind: “Bitcoin Embassy”.

Watch A US $50 Note Get Rubbed Off To Reveal A $10 Note

If all the numbers say it’s a 50 dollar note and it feels like a 50 dollar Note… it still might not be a 50 dollar note. This counterfeit $US50 is actually hiding its true self: a 10 dollar bill. And it’s doing a good job too! Since it’s likely that most people’s over trusting eyes would just see the 50 and assume it’s a 50, people wouldn’t even bother to realise that its Alexander Hamilton on the note and not Ulysses S. Grant.

Android Pay Is Google's Plan For The Mobile Payments Future

We suspected that Google would announce a new payments system at I/O, and we were right. Enter Android Pay.

Stratos Card Review: This Smart Credit Card Is Still Too Dumb

Technology is a conquerer. The evidence can be seen in mounds of dead pagers, flip phones, and CDs. When companies and startups agree to kill something off, it’s usually not long for this world. But one piece of tech has become an unkillable cockroach — the credit card.

The Worst PayPal Horror Stories

Yesterday, PayPal agreed to pay customers $US15 million for ripping them off over the past few years. After I wrote about it, reader horror stories started flooding my inbox and comments.

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