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The tongue-in-cheek origins of Ñeripeso, Uruguay’s most beloved cryptocurrency

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  • Uruguay’s new cryptocurrency Ñeripeso gets its name based on local slang for “close friend.”
  • The Binance token has inspired a community of more than 5,000 users, who are using it to pay for goods and services.
Uruguay's Ñeripeso started off as a half-joke. But it has inspired an enthusiastic community to start using it as real money.

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