Alternative curencys of many forms have been around for a very long time, from LETS (local exchange trading system) to the Cyptocurencys. But you wonderful Deviants have been using an alternative currency for years, the DA points are your very own currency letting you buy and trade with people from all around the world.
The current "economy" was always doomed to fail and is now crashing to the ground. Leaving all the money in the hands of the few and the many having nothing. To show you how stupid the bankiong system is here's a quick example of what happens if you get a loan from a bank; the bank only has to have 8% of the money that you want, but what it gives you have been made up by typing numbers into a comupter. They don't actually give you any of their money. Then the have the cheek to make you pay the money they didn't give you back plus a huge ammount of intereest!
As if that wasn't enough the banks then were given rediculous sums of money from the governments. Your money, from your taxes, that should be spent on you not given freely to banks.
But in this story there is a Hero, a great country that took a stand and told the powers that be to stick it up their arse (although probally in a more diplomatic way). Iceland! They refused to bail the banks out, they refused to have the money of their people stolen. And now they're getting compleatally free by having their own cryptocurrency, the AuroaCoin www.auroracoin.org/
This will give the finacial freedom back to the people "The power must be taken away from the politicians and given back to the people. Cryptocurrencies are a very important milestone in this fight for liberty. They bring the hope of a new era of free currencies, immune to the meddling of politicians and their cronies."