History Lesson: "Money Was Actually Created by Bureaucrats"

“We now know from ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian records… that credit systems (what is today called virtual money) preceded the invention of coinage by thousands of years. Money was actually created by bureaucrats to track state resources and spread unevenly, never completely replacing credit systems. Barter, in turn, is largely an accidental byproduct of the use of coinage or paper money, a refuge for people operating in cash economies where currency has for some reason become inaccessible.”
 — The actual history of money.