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Where did the Medici family rule?
Florence. The family originated in the Mugello region of Tuscany, and prospered gradually until it was able to fund the Medici Bank. This bank was the largest in Europe during the 15th century, and it facilitated the Medicis' rise to political power in Florence, although they officially remained citizens rather than monarchs until the 16th century.
In which city is the headquarters of the European Central Bank?
Frankfurt am Main. The bank is based in Frankfurt, the largest financial center in the Eurozone (although not the largest in the European Union). Its location in the city is fixed by the Amsterdam Treaty along with other major institutions.
Who is the Bilderberg Group affiliated with?
Politicians and businessmen. The Bilderberg Group is an annual conference established in 1954 by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands "to foster dialogue between Europe and North America". The participants are between 120 and 150 people composed of political leaders, experts from industry, finance, academia and the media. About two thirds of the participants come from Europe and the rest from North America; one third from politics and government and the rest from other fields.
What was the first decentralized cryptocurrency?
Bitcoin, created in 2009, was the first decentralized cryptocurrency. Since then, numerous other cryptocurrencies have been created. These are frequently called altcoins, as a blend of alternative coin