Stack Exchange, Inc, has released a new digital fiat currency for today's information warrior:
Jeff and Joel set out to make an "information exchange", where knowledge experts could openly trade information, because they knew that one day information would be of such inestimable value that by mining it from the world's experts, they would become Unicornaires. This was their lofty dream.
Unfortunately society has yet to recognize the treasure trove held securely at Stack Exchange, LLC, and most of their attempts to leverage this vast wealth have fallen flat. Sure, minor things have picked up a few million US dollars here and there, but nothing to compare with the actual, real ultimate power of the information they've diligently mined over the years.
Joel, being somewhat more aggressive a businessman, intended to start off with a fiat currency, but it made Jeff feel funny inside, so they delayed, and delayed, and delayed. Eventually, between this and other disagreements, they parted ways amicably.
However, in the meantime, fiat digital currencies changed significantly and exploded. Joel knew he was on the right track, but needed time to ensure that the exchange would operate properly. He intended to release it January 1st, along with the new Meta.SE, but there were rumblings in the digital currency community that a major exchange had serious flaws, and so the decision was to knuckle down and make sure everything was ironed out so this new currency wouldn't suffer the problems of its forebears, and also to distance itself from the impending implosion so as not to be associated with the bad parts of digital currency.
Having done that, as of April 1st, 2014, Stack Exchange LLC is pleased to release Unicoin.
It is universal.
It, like information, is timeless.
It is both mythical and magical.
Enjoy your unicoins!