The Piece of Eight, also known as the Spanish Dollar, was a silver coin minted in the Spanish Empire after 1598 and was widely used by many countries as the first world currency.  During the conquest of the New World, pirates were known to intercept ships transporting large quantities of Pieces of Eight, in open rebellion of the seat of European power. As we transition to this new crypto paradigm, The Foundation felt it fitting to borrow the name from this globally accepted, foundational and transformational coin.

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