Fiat money

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Fiat money

Nonconvertible paper money.

Fiat Money

Money that is not backed by anything other than a government trust. Fiat money has no intrinsic value; it only has value at all because all participants in an economy agree to trust the government issuing the currency. All modern money is fiat money. While deflation is possible for fiat money, it is much more susceptible to inflation.
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Unfortunately, because gold does represent a meaningful alternative to today's fiat currencies, it also has a substantial amount of exchange-rate variance with those currencies.
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In truth, gold is not rising; fiat currencies are falling and will continue to do so until governments around the world begin to act responsibly.
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Stellar is an open-source, decentralized protocol for transfer of digital currencies to fiat currencies, allowing cross-border transactions between any pair of currencies.
In the Exscudo ecosystem they are needed to create equivalents of existing crypto or fiat currencies and assets, enabling users to work with different currencies with the same rules.