The particle から corresponds roughly to "from" (indicating a starting point), "after" (following 〜て, indicating chronological order), or "because" (expressing a reason or cause). See _A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar_, pp.176-181

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“bigger number + から + smaller number” and the omission of 「まで」

A sentence from an article on Bitcoin in Asahi Shimbun: それが世界{せかい}で1兆{ちょう}から7千億円{せんおくえん}相当{そうとう}も流通{りゅうつう}している。 I guess it can be translated into: The value of those (bitcoins) circulating all ...