Young Indian Teen Makes It Big with Her Cryptocurrency Tracker App
Harshita Arora’s iOS app Crypto Price Tracker is one of the hottest paid apps in the Finance category on the Apple’s App Store. And Arora’s only 16 years old to boot! Her app was launched on January 28nd, 2018, and lists over 1,000 cryptocurrency projects in 32 countries.
Arora: Crypto App Better Choice Than Regular Job
For the young entrepreneur Harshita Arora, developing an app has been a far better option than a 9 to 5 job. What’s more is that her app is related to cryptocurrency, which has given her entrepreneurship an added injection from the ongoing crypto craze.
In new comments to the press, the homeschooled Arora noted her inspiration has been her computer science teacher. However, the idea for coding an iOS app came from attending a four-week long entrepreneurship program — MIT LaunchX.
After returning to India once more, Arora learned SWIFT programming and worked on her tracker app for two months before officially launching it.
Arora explained her interest in cryptocurrency, saying:
“I have been reading about cryptocurrencies for a while now because it was all over the internet. And found the crypto price tracker an interesting area, considering the existing apps were either really bad or were incomplete.”
The young programmer’s app received over 1,000 downloads in the first week from its launch. Arora’s success exhibits how crypto-related businesses could put India on the map as a hub for blockchain-based entrepreneurship.
Indian Govt Softens Blockchain Rhetoric
Recently, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking at the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), encouraged Indians to adopt the revolutionary blockchain technology into workplaces.
“Disruptive technologies such as Blockchain and the IoT, will have a profound impact on the way we live and work. They will require rapid adaptation in our workplaces.”
Even still, the Indian government is lagging behind fellow Asian countries like Japan, who have developed a sustainable regulated crypto ecosystem. The country that prides itself on its pool of talented technical IT experts is not cashing in on the nascent blockchain and crypto space as much as it can.
At least not yet. Young folks like Arora might change all that soon.
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