Banking

Cattle Hides to Crimean War

By | 2019-03-20T23:38:57+00:00 March 20th, 2019|Banking, Business News, California History, Financial Health, Gold Rush, TIA|

Dr. Tiemann presents  a California Gold Rush talk to the Fellowship Forum Dr. Tiemann was the invited speaker at the Fellowship Forum in Palo Alto on March 19, 2019. This is a local group that meets weekly to hear speakers on a variety of topics. Dr. Tiemann spoke about banking in early California history, both before and after the Gold [...]

The Adams Express Company – A Gold Rush Banking story

By | 2019-03-06T22:03:04+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Banking, Business News, California History, Fiduciary Duty Standards, Financial Health, TIA|

A history of how a shipping company becomes a bank Dr. Tiemann was the invited speaker at the Rotary Club of San Mateo on February. His talk was entitled “Banking in Gold Rush California — The Adams Express Company.” In this talk, Dr. Tiemann explores the story of the Adams Express Company — the largest express company and second-largest bank [...]

Are Banks Necessary?

By | 2018-12-20T20:21:54+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Banking, California History, Crypto-currency, TIA, Trade & Commerce|

In today's increasingly digital economy, we can get through our day without ever having to touch cash, write a check or go to a bank. The question of what "money" is emerges as we consider what the relative advantages and disadvantages are of maintaining all of our transactions through electronic systems. Bitcoin poses yet additional challenges for those who believe [...]