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Old 05 February 2015, 01:58 AM
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As far as US dollars are concerned (or any other currency like Euros or Pounds or Yen etc.), no. Part of that social construct is that we all agree that only the pretty pieces of paper printed by the US Bureau of Printing and Engraving are worth anything, so even if a counterfeiter had the ability to produce pieces of paper that were in every way identical to US currency it still wouldn't be legitimate money.

I'm not an economist, but if snopes printed up a bunch of "snopes bucks" and snopesters all agreed that we would trade those snopes bucks among ourselves in exchange for goods and services, that probably could be considered a legitimate form of money, not unlike Bitcoin. They probably wouldn't get a very good exchange rate for Dollars, though, as the snopes economy would be rather small.