The Woolong (symbol: ₩) is the standard unit of currency in the Cowboy Bebop universe. It is roughly the 2071 equivalent of the Yen, and 1 ₩ (as a rough estimate) is equivalent to 10 US cents. The symbol for a Woolong is a W with a horizontal line through the center; similiar to a yen symbol, but with a W instead of a Y. (It is used in denoting the real-life currency of South Korea, the Won.) Woolongs are rarely traded in physical form such as in banknotes and coins; it seems that the 2071's economy is based on digital cash.
Popular Culture ReferencesEdit
The Woolong has been adopted as a currency by bitcoin-based Twitter tipping service, BTCTip. One Woolong is equivalent to one millibit or 0.001 Bitcoin, which is worth $0.01 at January 4 2013 exchange rates.