These charts give context on today’s crisis in Venezuela from a historical perspective, showing how the country fell from being one of the world’s richest.
What do Augustus Caesar, Cosimo de Medici, Mansa Musa, and Genghis Khan have in common? They were some of the richest people in all of history.
How much currency is printed each year? How long do bills last? Learn 38 facts on the modern U.S. dollar in this infographic.
Today, the U.S. dollar is an iconic currency familiar to all. But do you know the history of U.S. currency, and events that shaped the dollar we know today?
A timeline of U.S. monetary history shows the major events, the changing money supply, and the falling buying power of the U.S. dollar over time.
What does the average paycheck look like in silver? What about all of global debt? Find out with these breathtaking 3d visualizations.
Gold packs a high amount of value in a tiny package – and these gold cube visualizations help put the value and extreme rarity of gold in perspective.
A global push by lawmakers to eliminate the use of physical cash is accelerating. See who’s getting targeted in the War on Cash, and who’s in the crossfire.
How far are humans willing to go to unearth gold? Take a 2.5 mile journey into the world’s deepest gold mine, found in the richest gold region on Earth.
China’s currency tightrope: it desperately wants to legitimize the Chinese yuan, but at the same time needs to manipulate its currency to achieve growth.
This lengthy infographic counts down the 10 most miserable countries in the world based on key economic factors such as inflation, growth, and unemployment.
Banks collapsed, and millions were out of work. This infographic, part 2 of 2, details the extent of The Great Depression as well as the deflationary cycle.
How currency debasement, soaring costs, and overtaxing helped lead to the collapse of Ancient Rome’s economy and empire.
The Great Depression was the most severe economic depression ever experienced by the Western world. During this time was also the most famous case of deflation.
The continuation of our story on Germany’s bout with hyperinflation in the early 1920s. We look at the effects, as well as even worse stories of inflation.
Hyperinflation has happened hundreds of times throughout history, but today we present the origins of the world’s most famous case in Germany after WW1.
Despite the strength of the U.S. dollar, it was the world’s best-known cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, that was the top performing currency of 2015.
For centuries, humans from all around the world have tried to use different things as money. Here are some of the world’s strangest currencies used so far.
Most economists agree on the properties of money. For example, money is a store of value, a unit of account, and a medium of exchange.
At first glance, the concept of money seems simple. But what is money when we really dive deep? The Money Project explores the concept of money itself.