What can history tell us about the politics of monetary innovations like cryptocurrencies? Rebecca Spang looks back to the era of the French Revolution to explore “billets de confidence” – local, decentralised bills of exchange.
Tag: financial history
In this episode of the History Workshop podcast, Rebecca Spang looks back to the era of the French Revolution to explore the power dynamics of decentralized currencies.
Rebecca Spang will use her work on the birth of modern money, and modern politics, during the time of the French Revolution, to talk about contemporary monetary innovations like cryptocurrencies and recent policy attempts at addressing inequality.