Infographic: the history of monetary gift giving
‘Tis the season for gift giving, and no gift has a “richer” history than cash. To celebrate the holidays, cross-border payments firm WorldFirst US, located in Austin, Texas, created this fun infographic depicting the history of monetary gift giving.
The timeline takes readers back to 100,000 BC, when a gift of bones took more than 40 days to be delivered to a friend 1,000 miles away. Now, US dollars can be converted to British pounds and delivered in the UK on the same day.