Venture Capital deals have seen a blockbuster year (2021), but investors have turned cautious about the startup funding boom and predict that it might not sustain much longer. Although, the total global startup funding doubled in 2021, hitting a record high value of over $620 billion and a 69% jump in the number of privately held “unicorns.”
Debt is an instrument that has an equal number of critics and supporters, but if we look at this concerning the current scenario, things are on a bit of a scary side. We have seen the announcement of relief packages consisting of huge amounts of money. Have you ever wondered about where it is coming from, or do you have to worry about the debt taken by the government, and what repercussions it can have in the long term? In this post, I have tried to encapsulate a few things, which would help you get an overview of how things will move around with this huge debt.
In my first and second part, I had explained what money is and brief history of Money. Money and currency have all the same characteristics except money is a store of value, whereas currency isn't. A thousand dollar bill won't buy the same amount of goods that it used to buy 30 or 40 years back.
Before Money was introduced into human culture, the only way to trade goods was through bartering. Barter system relies on the principle of coincidence of wants; you hope that you will find someone that you need and who wants something that you have at the same place and at the same time.