Economics History

Layered Money

This book explores the evolution and functioning of money throughout history and around the globe. Author writes about the concept of layered money, which refers to the different forms and levels of money that exist in modern economies. Basically, this provides an intuitive model view of the history, evolution, current state and future of money. As we know gold has been used for thousands of years but civilization found it hard to divide and carry around so they created various layers of money like IOUs issued by the banks with gold on deposit.


The Bitcoin Standard

This book is written by Saifedean Ammous. I highly recommend this book to those who are interested in finance and technology. This does not contain all the technical details of Bitcoin but you can grasp its current state and the economic impact it will have on our lives. This book explores the history of money, the flaws of the current financial system, and suggests the potential of Bitcoin as a decentralized alternative to central banking. Bitcoin has the potential and is very much likely to become the new global standard of money, which is free from government control and its inflationary policies.