Greece Prepares to make move from Euro to Bitcoin

Written by StubbornGorilla

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

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"Fake money would be some much less of a pain in the ass."

After suffering through failure after failure to utilize real money to keep their country's economy from complete collapse, Greece has decided to make the switch to fake money to ease their economic woes.

After a great deal of pressure from the rest of the Eurozone, an exasperated Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stated, "Fine. If the Euro is done with us, we are done with the Euro."

The surprising move comes after a great deal of flip-flopping, and conflicting rhetoric from the Greek government.

An inside source anonymously admitted, "The Greek government has been doing its best to pacify all sides until they could come up with a workable solution to their financial crisis. The bitcoin appears to be that solution."

Asked how the bitcoin could be a solution to their problem the source explained, "Nobody really understands what the heck bitcoins are, or how they work. Since, they are basically an unregulated, almost imaginary currency, it seems like an easy way to fix an economy."

Greece's strategy appears to be to simply start using bitcoins, and let everyone else figure out what their value is.

"One bitcoin is currently valued at 217.07 U.S. dollars," the source explained. "Imagine the possibilities of arbitrarily creating that kind of currency for yourself. I can't believe other countries haven't thought of this earlier. Perhaps it's a case of the old Greek saying, of making dolmades out of grape leaves."

The European Union has been debating the best course of action based on Greece's new stance, but European Parliament president Martin Schulz has been quoted as saying, "Maybe we should switch to bitcoins."

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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