31 Aug '15, 11am

15-Year-Old 'Bitcoin Kid' Wants to Make Ethereum Easier

Depending on who you ask, Whit Jackson is anywhere between 10 and 16 years old, his elastic age a testament to the general awkwardness of male puberty. Jackson, aware of this, quickly clarifies in conversation. He's 15, a soon-to-be sophomore at Brentwood School in Los Angeles, a K-12 coed day school that boasts an A-list of alumni including child actors Ben and Fred Savage as well as three current members of the pop rock band Maroon 5. At school, Jackson already has a distinction, however. He's "the bitcoin kid", a nickname that seems to have stuck even if it's origin story is less clear. "All my teachers know me as 'the bitcoin kid'. I told a few of my friends and it spread just because I'm really passionate. I'll wear bitcoin t-shirts. They tease me for it," he tells CoinDesk. One reason for the attention is that after school and on weekends, Jackson works on cryptocurr...

Full article: http://www.coindesk.com/15-year-old-developer-ethereum-wh...

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