Crypto, Money, and Desire

In my book I put basically all my thoughts about money into some pre-history of monetization work. The book is spendy so look at it on a library website. Given the situation with the crypto crash, it seems relevant to return to that section of my book to get your key arguments:

  1. Stories about the origins of money are all wrong, they tell you about the ideology of the person telling them, not the history. Money was likely created multiple times in human history for various reasons, the seamless story of money replacing barter is just a way of explaining a way a lot of cool stuff about…