Is there currency in the Tron Universe?

I have seen both Tron movies and the animated TV show but I still have a few questions about the universe.

I see programs treat their functions like jobs. Do they get paid? They buy energy, upgrades, and have to fix damaged vehicles so is there a currency on the grid? If so, is it ever explained what it is?

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    How is this too broad? Either it has a single answer or "has not been explained" – user16696 May 26 '15 at 17:07
  • My question is simple. Do programs pay for their basic needs or is it given to them. And if they do need to buy things what form does their money take? – user46173 May 26 '15 at 17:59
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    Whether or not canon says there is, economics 101 says there is. Energy (from the first Tron movie) is wanted by everyone and in restricted supply. This is the premise upon which economics of exchange are created. – EngrStudent May 26 '15 at 18:51
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    It's not you I'm addressing, it's the people who voted to close as too broad. – user16696 May 26 '15 at 20:03
  • Thank you both for your comments. It really helped – user46173 May 27 '15 at 0:14

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