There is a plan being floated by some in the U.N. Commission of Experts on International Financial Reform to create a new, shared, reserve-currency to replace the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency. The U.S. debt across-the-board has caused people around the world to question the safety of having their sovereign funds tied up in USD. This new plan would mean a "combinations of currencies, weighted to a constituent's economic clout, which can be valued against other currencies and indeed against those inside the basket." (Source: "U.N. panel says world should ditch dollar," by Jeremy Gaunt. Reuters. March 18, 2009.)
What that would mean is simply diversifying the risk of having all one's eggs in one basket. The idea is that had this been the situation going into the current U.S. subprime and CDS crisis, the whole world would not have been so tied to the U.S. sinking ship. There are many variables involved in evaluating such a plan.
The largest variable is whether you believe this garbage. The bankers have had their eye on doing this for centuries. They hated it when the U.S. developed out from under them even for a little while. They've wanted to crush the U.S. for a long, long time for getting out from under. It's punishment. Thou shalt not have other than the rich as your king, your lord and unquestioned, sovereign master: Your owner — slave. Think about it.
Of course, the U.S. screwed up from the start by not being levelers. They allowed the secret societies that facilitated the mini-empire/estate builders to gain control from the start. One thing led to another, and here is the U.S. now more enslaved under the private, capitalist, currency-monopolizing bankers than at any time in the history of the planet. Can you still breathe free air? Don't count on it lasting if you don't throw off Satan's yoke.