Aurei: Gold Coins in the Economy of Ancient Rome

The purity of the aureus and changing values of other currency significantly affected the empire’s economy. Curated/Reviewed by Matthew A. McIntoshPublic HistorianBrewminate The aureus (pl. aurei, ‘golden’, used as a noun) was a gold coin of ancient Rome originally valued at 25 pure silver denarii. The aureus was regularly issued from the 1st century BC to the beginning of the 4th century AD, when it[…]

A Brief History of Bitcoin

Satoshi Nakamoto implemented the bitcoin software as open-source code and released it in January 2009. Introduction Bitcoin (₿) is a cryptocurrency invented in 2008 by an unknown person or group of people using the name Satoshi Nakamoto and started in 2009 when its implementation was released as open-source software. Cryptocurrency can be difficult for newcomers to understand, but places like Crypto Head[…]