The History of Money

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On Nov 16, 2018
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After a financial crisis in the 1770s, Dutch businessman Adriaan van Ketwich created a trust named "Eendragt Maakt Magt", meaning "Unity Creates Strength". It is one of the first known examples of what? 

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Which common financial term evolved from money paid to ancient Greek soldiers for buying salt?

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The Monetaria Moneta, a small sea snail, was once legal tender in many places including India. What do we colloquially know it as?

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This is one person or many. They could be male or female. They go by a Japanese name, Satoshi Nakamoto. In 2017, they became a billionaire. In 2015, they were nominated for a Nobel Prize in Economics. They are anonymous. What did they do?

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A charga plate was a metal plate embossed with its owner's name and issued by retail stores in USA till the 1950s. It helped stores track their loyal customers' transactions and new customers buy on credit. It was an early example of what?

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During his seven-year reign, Sher Shah Suri established a 178-grain silver coin. The name for this coin has Sanskrit roots in words meaning "silver" and "shape". What was the coin named? 

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It took off in 11th century China. Marco Polo introduced it to Europe in the 13th century. Stockholm tried it in Europe, with disastrous results in the 17th century. By the 18th century, it was going global. What is it?

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This Indian currency note was the only kind printed by the Central Government and not the RBI, and is therefore signed by the Finance Secretary and not the RBI Governor.

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Romans invented it in 352 BC. In the 16th century, the Dutch popularised it. Its English name is spelt differently in the United States. Its fraudulent use is the theme of the Leonardo DiCaprio starrer 'Catch Me If You Can'. What is it?

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This word comes from ancient Latin for "head", specifically heads of cattle which were a form of money. Today, the English derivative of this word is used in business and also describes a form of punishment. Which word?

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