Bitcoin 1.0: the ancient stone money of Yap | Curio

Bitcoin 1.0: the ancient stone money of Yap

6 mins | Mar 9, 2021

Did you know that cryptocurrency has an ancient ancestor? Fans and critics both believe Bitcoin is taking finance into a bold new world of tech-experimentation. But it is not the first of its kind. Gillian Tett examines archaeological research that suggests the trading of stone discs in the Pacific island of Yap echoed many features of today’s digital currencies.

publisher logo

From Financial Times