The history of money: from barter to bitcoin

  • Wearable technology is set to disrupt the world of money once more, as Barclaycard trials a contactless payments wristband.
  • Money has been a part of human history for almost 3,000 years.
  • The infographic below shows how money has developed from these early roots through to Apple’s instant iPhone payments and bitcoin – the world’s first decentralised crytocurrency.
  • From the origins of bartering to modern money, this is how the system has evolved
  • At the dawn of humanity, bartering was used in lieu of money to buy goods.

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Money has been a part of human history for almost 3,000 years. From the
origins of bartering to modern money, this is how the system has evolved


The history of money: from barter to bitcoin