A Payment History of the United States
Every day, all across the world, people pay for things. We pay for things with cash, with cards, with our phones and on our computers. We tap, swipe and insert our cards. We sign receipts and ask for change. We do this every day.
Yet, we know very little about what happens to make all that tapping and swiping work. We don’t know the history of why things work the way they do. A Payment History of the United States is a brief history of the basic payment systems in the United States starting from bills and ending with bitcoin. This is an entertaining book about why things work the way they do when it comes to the world of payments.