Shelling Out – The Origins of Money


“The precursors of money, along with language, enabled early modern humans to solve problems of cooperation that other animals cannot – including problems of reciprocal altruism, kin altruism, and the mitigation of aggression. These precursors shared with non-fiat currencies very specific characteristics – they were not merely symbolic or decorative objects.”  – Nick Szabo

Our first Cryptoconomy Long Read is required reading for anyone going down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole.  The quintessential work by Nick Szabo, Shelling Out: The Origins of Money.

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