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Medium of Exchange

Anything used as money. A medium of exchange is most commonly a currency, but it may be a commodity agreed-upon in a certain area as having a value. Examples include gold, silver, or even seashells.

medium of exchange

see MONEY.

medium of exchange

an attribute of MONEY, enabling people to price goods and services and exchange them, using money as a common denominator rather than exchanging one good directly for another (as in BARTER).
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1993; Johri, 1994) that explicitly model money's role as a medium of exchange. In these models, money facilitates exchange by ameliorating the search costs associated with the double coincidence of wants essential for barter.
In the case of wampum, new production technologies reduced its future acceptability as a medium of exchange. By contrast, technical limitations on the production of silver prevented an oversupply, which helped ensure its future acceptability.
The Keynes of the Treatise realized that although money included the medium of exchange, it also included deposit accounts, which he referred to as Savings-deposits.
The printed-paper medium of exchange, however many, need to be contained within political territories and equated one for one globally.
[...] Experience concerning money requires familiarity with the praxeological category medium of exchange." Since he explicitly refers to his explanation as the regression theorem, (3) it should be clear that he considered it part of the general body of economic theory deducible from the basic axiom of human action.
So, those who propound that bitcoin is a digital asset and not money but is currency can support their argument that bitcoin can still serve as a medium of exchange in isolated transactions; also, something which does not have Thamaniyyah can still be traded and used as a medium of exchange in a transaction.
That volatility weakens its usefulness as a store of value (one of the other roles of a currency) and makes it unsuitable for use as a day-to-day medium of exchange, since no one wants to accept a currency if it might be worth 10 percent less a couple of hours from now.
All this speaks volumes when it comes to cryptocurrencies transparency and their chances to become a renowned medium of exchange in the short term.
Nobody uses it as a medium of exchange." The central banker made the comments at a talk at Regent's University, London.
said they will come up with additional "responsive" regulations on digital technology that includes cryptocurrency, but reiterated that there will be no BSP endorsements of privately-issued digital funds as a medium of exchange.
* Ryan Chahrour and Rosen Valchev, Boston College, "International Medium of Exchange: Privilege and Duty"
The FSRA notes that virtual currencies, although not legal tender, are gaining interest globally as a medium of exchange for goods and services.

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