11-year old Andrew Courey self-published his book Early Bird Gets The Bitcoin: The Ultimate Guide To Everything About Bitcoin for Amazon Kindle to explain Bitcoin in a simple way. The 57-paged book is the result of three months of research and writing. Can Courey help bring crypto to Gen Z?
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Bitcoin has not only stirred interest among tech lovers and executives of the finance industry, but also kids. Long are the days gone when kids’ piggy banks only held fiat money.
At least if Andrew Courey has anything to say about it.
A Boy on a Mission
The young math lover Courey made an unusual agreement with his parents: no more needing to go to school if he can earn $20 million USD before he turns 14.
A wildly ambitious goal, to be sure. But Courey didn’t waste any time in his pursuit, immediately diving into the world of cryptocurrencies. After spending weeks intensively studying bitcoin and the like, the boy suspected the cryptoverse was the future of money.
That revelation, along with his father’s encouragement to make the most out of his research, led to Courey writing and selling a book. The goal? To explain how bitcoin, ethereum, and ICOs work in addition to a chapter on the history of Bitcoin.
The young author Courey states anyone can master cryptocurrencies with a little determination:
“Anyone can learn about cryptocurrencies if they’re willing to spend 70 to 80 hours researching every source until they find a couple of sources that make sense. [My] book, in the simplest terms, is very easy to read and simple to understand.”
Future Generation Explains the Future Currency
To explain the concept idea of blockchain technology to kids, Courey compares it to GoogleDocs, where shared files can be viewed by everyone in the network but can only be edited by those who have rights. To explain digital wallets, he compares bitcoin wallets to the mailbox wherein “the mailman can drive the mail to any mailbox, but only the person with the key can access the mail.”
Courey owns 0.00222 BTC himself. That’s not much for now, but his book may just be poised to inspire the next generation of hodlers in kind.
Recently, a 16-year-old girl from India created a crypto tracker app that’s surged to the top of the paid apps list on Apple’s App Store. It goes to show that there’s plenty of room for young entrepreneurs in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, both now and going forward.
Should the world see more young entrepreneurs in the field of blockchain technology in the coming months? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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