From Games To Piggy Banks: Teaching The Next Generation Of Bitcoin “Minors”

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The tools, toys, and games exist to educate children about sound money and the Bitcoin network – they will be the ones using it.

Winter has come in the cryptocurrency industry. It’s a challenging moment as prices decline, but it’s also the ideal time to develop and learn. The bear market is a chance for some Bitcoiners to plant trees or compose memes. It’s a welcome break for parents with children who want to expand the minds of Bitcoin (BTC) minors.

One of the most popular Bitcoin games is SHAmory, a mixture of SHA-256 (the cryptographic function that hashes inputs in Bitcoin) and memory. Scott Sibley, the developer of the game and book, said he had his “toddler in mind for both the creation of the game and book.”

Sibley and his wife also came up with the idea for Goodnight Bitcoin, which is part of a broader library of Bitcoin-related publications. Sibley, a dedicated educator, considers that shattering the money taboo and educating children about money is essential:

“Financial education, especially financial education that includes Bitcoin, is something that kids aren’t going to receive in most ‘traditional’ schools. So right now it’s on bitcoin parents to find ways to weave that education in at home.”

Long-term adoption, as per Sibley, children will begin to see, interact with, and identify anything as simple as the “Bitcoin logo” or even “playing our game and then questioning how Bitcoin mining operates.” “Transacting in Bitcoin will be no different than buying a new skin or level in a video game they are now playing,” says the Gen-Z — the Zoomer — generation.

Will Reeves co-founded Fold App, a Bitcoin-rewarded debit card, and co-founded Bitopoly, a Bitcoin game. Reeves said that “The first version of Bitopoly came from a conversation around a dinner table in which we were trying to teach friends and family members about Bitcoin,”  He stated:

“Games provide a great way for people to understand a complex concept by ‘experiencing’ it rather than be ‘taught’ it. Humans have always used games to play this role throughout history, helping people come to understanding on their own terms.”

Like Sibley, Reeves thinks educating youngsters about Bitcoin is the most pleasing way to boost acceptance because they have no “preconceived assumptions.”

“Because children do not come to Bitcoin with a lifetime of preconceived assumptions, they are able to grasp it faster and with less opposition to their own prejudice,” he added.

Reeves stated that Bitcoin is a complex process of “‘unlearning’ their previously held beliefs and interpretations about what money is,” which may ring true for grownup readers.

“I wish to post Robert Breedlove and other Bitcoiners” with his young family, MTC, the inventor of Sats Ledger, said. He understands that no five-year-old would sit through a one-hour Breedlove podcast waxing lyrical about sound money, libertarian core concepts, and the evolution of the tax system as a Bitcoin promoter and freedom maximalist.

MTC returned to his childhood when he “always liked to save.” He recalled the savings books he used to fill out as he saw his cash rise carefully. Sats Ledger was founded because “kids don’t enjoy being tricked out of things, and ‘mine’ is one of the first notions that a child learns.”

Sats Ledger, according to MTC, is a fun, tactile savings book for youngsters to keep on top of their Satoshi savings, which “no one can take from them.”

 

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