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  • Writer's pictureVinod K. Jain

A History of Money: From the Gold Standard to Crypto (July 5, 2023)

Updated: Jul 1, 2023




A historical perspective of money – starting with the Gold Standard in the late 1800s up to present-day cryptocurrencies. Specific topics to be explored include how and why the Gold Standard evolved and ended; exchange rates and currency fluctuations; impacts on inflation; how the IMF manages financial crises faced by nations; how the role of the World Bank has evolved since the Marshall Plan; and cryptocurrencies—then and now.


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