28 Sep '15, 3pm

Kickstarter Launched for Piggy Bank that Lets Kids Save in Bitcoin

Kickstarter Launched for Piggy Bank that Lets Kids Save in Bitcoin

A team of creative technologists based in Denmark have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a digital piggy bank and app that enable children to save in bitcoin. The Ernit app is connected to an interactive physical piggy bank that uses light to show children how close they are to reaching their saving goals. According to Thomas Bjerring, founder and partner at Ernit, the idea first emerged approximately three years ago, when members of the team – most of whom are parents – began to discuss the idea of giving their children digital pocket money. Bitcoin, Bjerring said, seemed like an obvious option, adding: "We believe bitcoin and the concept of decentralised currencies is an important part of the future, when it comes to money and means of exchange. Bitcoin was an obvious choice when we decided what should be available for our users." Funding and monetisation The team – wh...

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