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Money Problems: Coinage to Crypto #9

Money Problems: Coinage to Crypto #9

By Austin Lloyd Inc November 23, 2018 | austin lloyd bitcoin blockchain bullion coin collecting coins crypto cryptocurrency currency gold monetary policy money numismatics numismatists resources silver silverstacking trust value | 0 comments

The first American Colonists faced a problem: They didn’t have enough currency. At first, the Colonists bought far more from Britain than they sold to it, and pretty soon, the Colonists had no liquidity at all. So the Colonists fashioned their own. They used tobacco, rice or Native American wampum...

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Counterfeiting & Countermeasures: Coinage to Crypto #8

Counterfeiting & Countermeasures: Coinage to Crypto #8

By Austin Lloyd Inc November 15, 2018 | anti-counterfeiting austin lloyd bitcoin blockchain coin collecting coins counterfeiting crypto cryptocurrency currency money numismatics numismatists trust value | 0 comments

Counterfeiting is a real danger to numismatics and cryptocurrency alike.  Both the rare coin and digital currency communities seek methods to combat the artificial manufacture and trade of the assets that make up their professions.  It should come as no surprise that the numismatic community looks toward law enforcement cooperation...

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Policy vs. Value: Coinage to Crypto #7

Policy vs. Value: Coinage to Crypto #7

By Austin Lloyd Inc November 08, 2018 | austin lloyd bitcoin blockchain bullion coin collecting coins crypto cryptocurrency currency gold gold standard monetary policy money numismatics numismatists resources silver silverstacking trust value | 0 comments

Money has value, right?  Right?!?!   That is not necessarily the case.  While we're busy not wondering about fiscal facts, they often seem to change, or vanish.  The fear that numbers in a bank account mean nothing and have no correlation to items in the real world keeps us pretending.  "I'll...

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Dynamics of Trust: Coinage to Crypto #6

Dynamics of Trust: Coinage to Crypto #6

By Austin Lloyd Inc November 02, 2018 | austin lloyd bitcoin blockchain bullion coin collecting coins crypto cryptocurrency currency gold money numismatics silver trust value | 0 comments

"What's your cow to bitcoin conversion rate?"  Weird question, but if we replace bitcoin with gold coins, we are transported into the early questions posed at the advent of currency in early economic systems.  "How do I know those pieces of shiny metal are worth a cow?"  By putting ourselves...

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New Numismatics?  Early Coins and the Prospect of Blockchain Rarities - Coinage to Crypto #3

New Numismatics? Early Coins and the Prospect of Blockchain Rarities - Coinage to Crypto #3

By Austin Lloyd Inc October 09, 2018 | austin lloyd bitcoin blockchain coin collecting coins crypto cryptocurrency gold gold standard numismatics resources silver silverstacking | 0 comments

What will we collect in a world of entirely digital currencies?  Better yet, will we collect in a world of entirely digital currencies?  The first answer is that numismatists will always collect the same things, which answers the second question: of course we will collect.  Numismatists will always show our affinity for scarce coinage. ...

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Commodities and Currencies: Standards Gold and New

Commodities and Currencies: Standards Gold and New

By Austin Lloyd Inc September 21, 2018 | austin lloyd bitcoin blockchain coin collecting coins crypto cryptocurrency gold gold standard numismatics silver | 0 comments

Gold and Silver are the most iconic symbols of wealth in human history.  We have used them as coins, and we have used them to create the value behind money.  Many regard them as pillars of fiscal value, even though they have not been the standards of global currency for...

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Coinage to Crypto: Changing Change?

Coinage to Crypto: Changing Change?

By Austin Lloyd Inc September 12, 2018 | austin lloyd bitcoin coin collecting coins crypto cryptocurrency gold numismatics silver | 0 comments

Money has been on our minds since the first coins of Lydia.  We make it, trade it, earn it, collect it and think about it.  Society interacts with money: the great facilitator and persuader.  We say it’s not everything, but it sure does have a lot to do with almost...

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