We're pleased to announce the release of our Research Paper Series (RPS) 001-18 where our CEO, Eduardo Salazar, embarks in a detailed review of cryptocurrencies. This paper looks at the actors involved, their underlying motivations, emergence, recent developments and prevailing trends, through the lens of economic theory, history, sociology and economic anthropology as they have been (competitively) used to explain the genesis and logic of money. Richly documented and referenced, it's a unique academic work in this field and also Part I of our White Paper. Part II will focus on Forctis' technology. Freely available for download in the resources area.