A well-informed population capable of thinking critically is usually a good thing, and the education received in one’s childhood molds much of the rest of a person’s life including the way they think.
In the Uited states 90% children don’t know bitcoin. In fact, bitcoin can be future money. If the children aren’t familiar with cryptocurrency or bitcoin, how can they face the digital era in the future?
Introducing cryptocurrency programs in Australian schools
Students at Wooranna Park Primary School in Victoria, Australia are experiencing bitcoin and cryptocurrency technology first hand.
The primary school, introduced in 2012 the ‘School on the Blockchain’ program, to immerse students in blockchain technology.
This initiative was taken to the next level a few months ago when the Australian school created their own unique cryptocurrency called ‘Wooranacoin’.
Wooranna student are now participating to blockchain–based activities on a daily basis.
The school is very enthusiastic about the benefits of young students engaging with cryptocurrency technology.
The Bitcoin academy
The bitcoin academy is a concept created by Morgan Rockwell, to educate children about bitcoin and cryptocurrency. The bitcoin academy plans on integrating classes about cryptocurrency, in schools around the world. Portland, Oregon schools have already accepted the challenge and the company is still looking for more schools open to add the class to their curriculum.
“The Bitcoin Academy provides a stepping stone for our students to reach the future they envision”, Morgan Rockwell says.
Incorporating blockchain finance into lessons for school children could help them to be more responsible with money. Cryptocurrency can teach children that “you can’t spend what you don’t have” because the concept is free of borrowing, and “do you really want to spend it all today” as prices can change quickly in any 24 hour.