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Episode from the podcastHow It Began: A History of the Modern World

Money: From Barter to Blockchain

Released Tuesday, 15th May 2018
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Money is a form of trust.  Credit, not coins, has been the heart of financial innovation.
Communities that have learned how to leverage credit most effectively and facilitate its transfer between parties most efficiently have sustained the most progress, from the Medician networks that funded the Renaissance to the cryptography companies that are developing the blockchain-based internet of value today.
But, how did money evolve as a system of trust?
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