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ECB explains 10 euro note in Tetris-like online game

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December 16
11:51 AM 2013

A report from BBC said the European Central Bank (ECB) has released an online game to educate the public on the new 10 euro note's features. BBC said in its report that the game is similar to playing Tetris, a popular brick game in which users match tiles in order to deplete several rows of of it in a given time frame. The report added that in ECB's online game, players get to know a security feature of the new 10 euro note every level completion.

The report also revealed that the top twenty players who posted the highest scores in the euro note game will receive a 5 euro VIP banknote from the central bank's Europa series, with a personal signature of the ECB's president included. 80 runners up of the online game will be awarded with a a commemorative 10 euro banknote from the ECB's first series.

BBC said the launch of the new 10 euro banknote will be done on January 13 next year, and will be circulated by the central bank later that year.

The online game is ECB's attempt to spur awareness in the European Union about its currencies. The online game, said BBC, is a competition that can be participated by players over 18. In order to qualify for the prizes, players would need to uncover four of the euro note's security features, said the report. Among the note's features, said the UK news agency, are the hologram, raised print and watermark of the euro bill. The report also said that players who wishes to qualify for a chance of getting the prizes will also need to guess the number of euro banknotes in circulation in the Euro Zone by the last day of the year.

ECB's Christine Graeff said about the reason behind the central bank's launch of the new euro note via an online game competition, "The euro is the most visible and internationally known symbol of a united Europe. 334 million people use euro banknotes every day. This game is a fun way to remind all of us to take a closer look at them."

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