Banks have been around for hundreds of years. The first banks started out as places that held gold in deposit and gave you a receipt that you could use to get your gold back. From there, some banker got the wild idea to make the note itself transferable to other people. Paper money was born.
Decentralized finance has been booming this summer. What is decentralized finance and how does it compare with the legacy financial system?
We have heard much over the years about how we are moving toward a cashless society. Much like the paperless office that was once heralded as both imminent and inevitable, we have hit many bumps on the road to making this happen. Maybe we don’t want to part with cash as much as we think.