What if I said you Could Shop with Your Thoughts

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Photo by Ameer Basheer on Unsplash

The history of a bank that influences Central Banks and which once financed the Nazis but you have probably never even heard about it

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Bank of International Settlements(BIS) headquarters building in Basel, Switzerland (Source: BIS.org)


My Experiences and Learnings from Travel during the Pandemic

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Picture of us at Bryce Canyon National Park courtesy of a stranger.


Story of the Gold Standard, why it collapsed, and could it have worked in the COVID-19 pandemic recession

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Photo by Dan Dennis on Unsplash


The story of how a fortune was made by beating the market with the speed of information

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James Fisk (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

A Primer on American Civil War


Story of a thrilling currency counterfeiting conspiracy by a Portuguese criminal mastermind

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Alves Reis (1896–1955)

Characters from Flintstones using money
Characters from Flintstones using money
  • How Barter was used in primitive markets and why we moved to Monetary systems?
  • Did a collective acceptance of a monetary system simply evolve or was a royal or divine decree involved in its genesis?


Picture of Jozef Pilsudski
Picture of Jozef Pilsudski
Józef Piłsudski | Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division


When a US court ruled that Bitcoin is money

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Photo by Dmitry Demidko on Unsplash


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Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

Himanshu Atre

Musings on the History and Future of Money, Payment Technology, Economics, Monetary theories, and life in general. Also on himanshuatre.substack.com

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