29 Jul '14, 1pm

CryptoKids: Altcoins, Apps And Authors Aim To Bring Bitcoin To Children

CryptoKids: Altcoins, Apps And Authors Aim To Bring Bitcoin To Children

Cryptocurrency is child’s play, at least that’s what a new wave of educational programs, apps and even kid-friendly cryptocurrencies would suggest. While most adults may still be baffled by bitcoin and bemused by blockchains, a new generation is being introduced to this alternative form of finance by advocates aiming to bring about a “digital currency revolution”. Their belief is that our current financial system can be overthrown by those who don’t even yet have bank accounts. The latest initiative comes in the form of ‘The Bitcoin Alphabet – For Kids and Everyone Else ’, a recently launched app that sets out the A to Z of bitcoin through a mixture of illustrations and text explaining everything from ‘altcoin’ to ‘zero-confirmation transactions’. The author of the app, Chris Bozak, came up with the idea in the belief that cryptocurrency is a “wonderfully inevitable rabbit...

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