About This Course: Do you really know what money is? Without giving examples or explaining what money “does”, can you define what money “is”? To answer this challenging question, join this course and explore the different theories of money and, thereby, discover the nature of money. Along this journey, you will not only be surprised to learn that how we talk about money contains curious hints about money’s past, but also learn how modern money is made, and what the latest cutting-edge financial technologies, such as the new digital RMB and blockchains, mean for money’s future. This course is based on Prof. Elard's blockchain and money course that was recognized by Shanghai's Municipal Education Commission as one of the "2022 First-Class Undergraduate Courses of Shanghai Higher Education Institutions." If you want to know more, please go to https://minicourse.shanghai.nyu.edu/.