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Prep time with Bitcoin: Students have fun new ways to study crypto

Crypto education for K-12 students is underway, but current methods are not good enough at teaching management of personal finances, let alone Bitcoin.
“Bitcoin” had been an unfamiliar term to many individuals just a few years ago. While cryptocurrency continued to enter the mainstream, Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and other digital assets were being discussed more frequently. Recently, “Bitcoin” searches across Google hit a record high in 2020, and “Buy Crypto” searches surged for the first time at the beginning of this year, further demonstrating the mainstream interest.It’s also important to note that Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general have been gaining traction with the younger generations. For instance, a number of television shows for youngsters have started mentioning Bitcoin. Most recently, the popular British television series Teletubbies sent a tweet from its official account announcing that it will be minting an NFT for sale with the proceeds going to a charity.Lack of financial education within schools creates new opportunitiesWhile adoption is underway, the majority of children and teens, and many adults, remain uneducated when it comes to the use of cryptocurrencies and blockchains. A large reason for this is due to the fact that financial education is not a part of the school curriculum in some countries. Vignesh Kamath, an A-level student living in Scunthorpe, England wrote a feature for Cointelegraph Magazine last year explaining this dilemma. Kamath noted that “Despite the clear necessity of these skills, school curricula in most countries lack a comprehensive approach towards financial education.” …
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