Amazon Coins: A New Virtual Currency for Kindle Fire. Seems to be based on the successful Bitpay, and is getting attention on radio and business sites.. Such a service can transcend world coinage, be universal money. Imagine buying an iTunes card for 100 "Apple buxs", send it to someone in Madagascar and they can buy music and apps. No restrictions due to political boundaries. Apps that actually PAY for services, like "iPolls" (SurveyHead), can offer "Apple buxs" instead of cash which can be used instantly, instead of transfer to PayPal, then to your bank account. PayPal could start dealing with "Apple Buxs" too. Yes, it is like store tokens, to a global scale. I see no reason this cannot work. EDIT: In case you did not notice, Amazon is using this scheme to entice developers to make apps for Kindle Fire, but it can do much more.