Ghana’s sovereign risk has been downgraded to near junk status by ratings agencies in recent times.
What’s the long-term outlook for pound sterling?
Paying for the stuff you want with currency is way easier than relying on chairs you made or chickens you raised.
To assess the prospects of cryptocurrencies, it’s useful to consider how money was invented and became centralised in the first place.
The Ghanaian currency is facing structural hurdles.
Soaring inflation and a run on the banks signal that punishing sanctions resulting from the invasion of Ukraine are already inflicting economic pain.
The premise of ‘eco-friendly’ non-fungible tokens is shaky at best.
As decentralized autonomous organizations with philanthropic aims begin to form, it’s unclear whether they can operate without breaking IRS rules.
With mantras, a mysterious founder and promises of societal salvation, there are echoes of religious traditions in the cryptocurrency.
The country became the first to make bitcoin a formal part of its payments system, but whether it’ll catch on is another story.
Money cowries were used for thousands of years as currency across the Indo-Pacific world but introduced into Atlantic commercial networks relatively late.
El Salvador has become the first nation in the world to make Bitcoin legal tender. So what exactly is President Nayib Bukele thinking?
Confederate paper money was a promise to exchange the bill for gold or silver, but only after the Confederacy won the war.
The idea that Britain was giving up ‘glorious individualism’ to fit in with European neighbours
The agreement marks a key milestone in strengthening bilateral financial cooperation between the world’s largest exporter, China, and Southeast Asia’s largest economy, Indonesia.
Zimbabwe wants to issue a sovereign bond to raise $3.5 billion it has agreed to pay as compensation to white farmers, but the economic and political conditions aren’t conducive to such an issuance.
Most countries manipulate their currencies – at least a little – but at the moment that’s not the real reason they are undervalued relative to the dollar.
Alarm bells should ring over a global currency that is run by an exclusive club that serves its investor-owners, not the public good.
Totnes shows how a small, rural town can build community resilience at a time when local budgets are under strain.
A new 50 cent coin recognises the diversity of Australian Indigenous languages.