December 23 – The Federal Reserve Act
April 5 – Executive Order 6102, “Confiscation of gold”, signed. Later, the United States went off the gold standard. Reversed in 1974.
Feburary – Keynesian economic theory developed
Diffie and Hellman discover asymmetric public key cryptography.
David Chaum develops idea of e-cash.
Cypherpunk movement and mailing list started.
January 17 – Hal Finney predicts NFTs.
David Chaum implements Digicash.
June 18 – NSA publishes “Anonymous Electronic Cash”.
Tim May proposes crypto based on remailers[.
May – Adam Back proposes HashCash. implemented in 2001.
May – Wei Dei starts b-money.
Milton Friedman predicts e-currencies.
May – Paypal as we know it today is founded.
Pecunix, an Panamaian e-currency based on gold reserves, is created.
John Nash publishes the paper “Ideal Money”.
Feburary 10 – First mention of “The Digital Monetary Trust”.
December 9 – “X” publishes on digital peer to peer currency in UK finance group.