How Does the Shape of Money Shape Life?

Why Are Coins Round? Give it a think….

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Why are coins … round? It used to be, waaay back, there were more irregularly shaped, and even squared coins. But now there are only a few countries that do this. The Bahamanian 15 cent coin was minted until 2005; The Netherlands Antilles 5 cent piece got axed in 1985, but their 50c piece is still in production! There are a few others – but not many! Our money has the physical properties it does because, given the fervor of life, it’s gotta go fast. The circle is a convenient shape for coin speed; the rectangle, for similar reasons, for bills. But… there is a point at which, if money needs to move VERY quickly, it has to become something else entirely. That’s basically what we’re gonna talk about in this episode: how what we want money to be able to DO determines what it IS… and how what money is then determines, how we live. So join us today as we head to Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange and beyond!

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–FURTHER READING & SOURCES–
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/12/16/nyregion/soho-gift-to-wall-st-a-3-1-2-ton-bronze-bull.html

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-13/inside-real-nerve-center-market-where-wall-street-actually-transacts

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-13/inside-equinix-s-ny4-data-center-where-wall-street-trades

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-is-the-last-photo-well-ever-run-of-the-nyse-trading-floor-2014-10-01

https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2010/0927/outfront-netscape-jim-barksdale-daniel-spivey-wall-street-speed-war.html

–ASSET LINKS–

01:10 Royal Sovereign Electric Bill Counter w- Value Counting (RBC-4500)

01:26 Application of a Wax Seal

2:34 Slow Motion Quarter Spinning

2:41 Spinning Coin (Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 Full HD Slow Motion Video)

2:43 COUNTING MONEY BY X

2:44 SC Advance Video

3:16 Wall Street Warriors Episode 5 Season 2 HD

3:20 Snap Inc., parent company of Snapchat, makes its debut on the New York Stock Exchange.

3:41 Photos of Maestro Arturo Di Modica and Charging Bull
http://chargingbull.com/

5:14 FLOORED The Complete Documentary Film

5:21 Wall Street trader’s NYSE tour

5:47 & 6:44 Wall Street- The speed traders

6:51 Watch high-speed trading in action

10:19 The Great HFT Debate With Michael Lewis On CNBC

10:24 High Frequency Trading by WEED e.V.

11:10 Coin Carriers Aka Plastic Tubes Replace Money Bags In Banks (1968)

11:13 Late 1960s King’s Road London, 60s Fashion, Street Style, 35mm Archive Footage

11:47 FLOORED The Complete Documentary Film

11:56 Watch high-speed trading in action

12:02 Wall Street- The speed traders

12:35 Wall Street Warriors Episode 5 Season 2 HD

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