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Tabu shell money of the Tolai society in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Whilst the modern world is surveying fluctuation and investment opportunities of cryptocurrencies and ditching cashiers in favor of self-service checkouts, the remote province of East New Britain in Papua New Guinea is about to establish several culture bank outlets for easier trading with Tabu shell money. It’s been exactly 45 years ago when PNG claimed its independency from Australia, and even today, shell money is deeply anchored in the Tolai culture – tightening family bonds as well as business cycles.