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[Infographic] The Remarkable History Of Commerce: From Cattle To Bitcoin

The history of commerce is quite remarkable – did you know, for example, that people were once using leather currencies, and even trading cattle to make business work? These days we conduct business on a daily basis, using mobile payments with technologies like Square, use alternative currencies such as bitcoin (even trading them on a bitcoin trading platform), or logon to complete grocery shopping or to watch movies through websites like Amazon.

The folks at Ecommerce Platforms has compiled a nice list of some of the most important landmarks in the history of commerce and presented it as an infographic to offer you a chance to see how far we’ve come as a business-loving society. Check it out:

The History of Commerce


Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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