Money - a blessing for some, a curse for others. Hardly anything is valued more emotionally than this printed paper. Nevertheless, trust is the most important currency - in a society and in interpersonal relationships. When this trust erodes, many things often start to falter at the same time and there is a danger of collapse. For centuries, gold and silver were important anchors of value and enjoyed corresponding trust.

In the course of history, however, this trust was unfortunately often undermined by incompetence and greed. Ancient Rome provides an example of this. The gold coin "aureus" was recognized and valued as a means of payment. The actual value of this coin was lost through the addition of copper and other alloying metals. Thus, the value decreased more and more. The confidence was lost. (We will deliberately not go into the current parallels with the dollar and the euro here).

In ancient Rome, to restore confidence, a new coin was put into circulation. Emperor Augustus introduced the gold coin "solidus." This means of payment lasted 1,000 years - real values, real trust. It's as simple as that.
In the recent history of mankind, real estate has often been referred to as "concrete gold". One can only agree with this term, as housing is unlikely to go out of fashion. Or as Will Rogers said, "Don`t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait." Statistics say that allegedly 9 out of 10 millionaires have earned their wealth through real estate. We call this an aspect to be considered in any case.

However, since the year 2009 there is another "player" on the market. Bitcoin appeared on the stage of the world and created an unprecedented hype. With the birth of the cryptocurrency, no stone was left unturned. Digitalization, which is advancing at an enormous speed, will have a great impact on the lives of all living beings on this planet. The future will show whether this change can be used to the benefit of us all.

At any rate, we at Maindl Ventures are staying on the ball for our partners.