It seems the story that Gisele is demanding payment in euros rather than dollars is false rather than, say, revealing of trouble in international currency markets. On the other hand, Jay-Z is unquestionably rolling with a fat stack of 500 euro bills here:



Rather than an exchange rate hedge, I think the point here is simply that the euro is available in larger cash denominations, which arguably makes it the superior currency for large-scale criminal enterprises. Perhaps bringing back the $500 bill could help pull the dollar out of its doldrums. Meanwhile, it seems that back in the day there was even a $100,000 bill:

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The old very large denomination bills, it seems, were used by banks and the government for large transactions before it was possible to do electronic transactions.

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