Welcome back to the third episode in our financial history series. Last episode we looked at the Great Depression and why it still matters today. Before that we visited Amsterdam in the 1630’s to learn about Tulip Mania. Today we’re going to be exploring the Gold Standard, something that cropped up during the Great Depression piece. Indeed the Gold Standard is often pointed to as one of the key causes of the Great Depression, and certainly contributed to its depth and duration.
Like the previous episodes, we’ll be giving you the essential facts and narrative around this important historical period, but what I hope you’ll especially get value from is the exploration of how the concept of the Gold Standard is being re-imagined today in the Crypto Currency world.
So hold onto your 1920’s hats, and let’s dive into – The Gold Standard – What was it and what does it have to do Crypto currencies?