One of the functions of From the Latin word moneta, nickname that was given by Romans to the goddess Juno because there was a minting workshop next to her temple. Money is any item that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts, such as taxes, in a particular region, country or socio-economic context. Its onset dates back to the origins of humanity and its physical representation has taken on very varied forms until the appearance of metal coins. The banknote, a typical representati... More or more generally of any asset that can be saved and exchanged at a later time without loss of its purchasing power. See also Banknote demand motivated by the store of value function of banknotes, for saving purposes or as a precaution for uncertainties. See Hoarding..