Crouched by the fire, tired yet exhilarated, the successful hunter gorges on the spoils of his efforts. Whether it was a comb of honey still squirming with somnolent bees, an ash-dusted joint of meat, a briny quivering oyster, or an egg supped from it’s shell, this meal would have been the payoff for journeying into the dark woods, the deep ocean, or the vast desert.

From time immemorial humans have been willing to parlay