How Does Bitcoin Work?
Bitcoin, the world’s “first decentralised digital currency”, was launched in 2009 by a mysterious person known only by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, and whose true identity to this day is still unknown. But … What exactly is Bitcoin, and how does it work?
From Coffee to Commodities – The London Stock Exchange
Did you know … The London Stock Exchange was originally a coffee shop
The Warrior Monks Who Brought Banking to London
Today, London is the financial capital of the world and for good or ill the hub of global banking and finance. How banking started in the capital is every bit as intriguing and mysterious as the ways that modern international finance seems to work today. Basically we owe it all to a religious order of heavily armed warrior monks who set up London’s first bank some 900 years ago.
Beating the Bankers at their Own Game – the Guernsey Way
In 1815 Guernsey was a desperate place. Impoverished and poor. BUT she had at that time among their leaders some honest men of keen intellect, who were willing to put forward some revolutionary suggestions and to embark upon a monetary experiment that transformed the community into an active prosperous and happy place to be in a very short time.
The Invention of Money – A Short History
From prostitution to dealing on the stock exchange, trading has been around for tens of thousands of years. But when did mankind move from a barter system to exchanging goods for bits of metal and paper ?