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As Greece’s financial plight worsens, an odd idea keeps popping up: a parallel currency alongside the euro that would circulate inside Greece and be used to pay for anything from taxes to food and clothing. Even German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has said that Greece may need a parallel currency if talks with creditors fail, people familiar with his views told Bloomberg.

One version of the idea calls the second currency a TAN, for tax anticipation note. Another calls it a grec, for government reimbursement exchange credit. There’s also the TCC, for tax credit certificate. In 2014, before becoming Greece’s finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis pitched European governments on the FT-coin, where “FT” stands for “future taxes” and “coin” refers to “bitcoin.”

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