How did we pull off such a way that money actually matters.
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Because originally you had to barter goods which was cumbersome and dependent on what the individual you where doing business with wanted. By creating a generic currency with a set value it was easily carried and easily traded you didn't need to carry and exchange cumbersome materials. Checking evolved from merchants, they would exchange their money for a reciept (so they wouldn't get robbed on the road) and would then exchange said reciet for their money at one of the guilds locations which is where checks and banking got its start.0