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Started in 2018, this blog is named after the topic of its first post, the Tontine Coffee-House. More than just an ordinary coffeehouse, it was the inauspicious ancestor of the New York Stock Exchange. This blog will recount the histories of other great financial institutions and innovations, with some oddities along the way.

Before digging deeper into all the financial archaeology that abounds here, read the post that started it all.


About the Author

Daniel DeMatos works in financial services at Percent, a private credit securitization firm. He has been writing since his days as a student journalist at Rutgers University where he studied finance, economics, and history. His latest project, the Tontine Coffee-House, combines his regard for history with a fascination for often obscure financial facts. When he isn’t experiencing the world of capital and credit firsthand, Daniel enjoys collecting these stories secondhand, passed down like curious antiques from times past. These stories aren’t bought but bestowed so consider his collection your own. Though please be sure to share.

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