This is for things that are important but don't require their own threads.
The year is 2419.
Currencies are varied based on where you go. Pixel Credits are the universal currency, but the actual items themselves are not frequently traded- much like currency on the gold standard. "Chits" and coins are used as a placeholder, backed by pixel reserves and strict pixel regulation. There is also local currency for each government and empire, backed by whatever precious resource they see fit. Pixel Credits are 1:1 for USD for simplicity's sake.
If you have any questions, it'd be good to ask here as opposed to Discord so it remains on record.