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Everything you need to go from zero to hero in QR technology. Read on for examples, "how-to", history and even a bit of the strange.

QR Code Coins Made With QR Creator

QR codes consist of black modules on a white background in a square pattern, and they differ from traditional barcodes because they can hold hundreds of times more data than a traditional barcode. QR codes were created in Japan in 1994 to track vehicle parts during the manufacturing process. Since their invention, QR codes have grown in popularity and are starting to be used in many creative ways.

In the age of NFC equipped smartphones and bitcoins, the Dutch are determined to keep traditional coins and currency relevant. In order to do so, the Dutch have created the first ever coins that feature QR codes. When scanned, the QR codes featured on the coins direct users to the Dutch Ministry of Finance website. The coins have been available since June 2011 and can be purchased in both gold and silver. There are currently no plans to have these coins replace Dutch euros and were specially produced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Dutch Mint.

QR codes are not just reserved for currency; they can be made for many reasons. QR code creators can be used by anyone to create a QR code that contains some type of data. QR codes can hold many types of data and have the ability to not only direct users to websites but also videos, pictures, contact information, coupons or discounts, surveys, texts, and more. Once a QR code is created, it can be placed on any number of different items as a way to market products, businesses, or people. QR codes can be placed on billboards, business cards, websites, and more to make information available to potential clients and customers.