van Biljon, Peet / Lajoux, Alexandra
The History and Future of Society's Most Important Technology
Aims and Scope
How much do you really know about money? Everyone uses it, but few know how it really works. This book is meant to tell you everything most people, including business people, need to know about money so that they can make wise choices concerning the use of their money. It clears up many misconceptions and discusses the current financial technologies and cryptocurrencies revolution that already has or is going to affect everyone.
Starting with a very brief history, the authors talk through how money is made; how central banks, treasuries and financial institutions, foreign exchange, lending, and blockchain work; the truth about investing against robots; why money has its value and what can change its value; and control and security issues in an increasingly cashless society that will change our lives. While written for a very broad audience, this book is also essential reading for students entering courses in the area of business finance or money and banking.