Will Bitcoin Change How Kids Learn to Count?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

While some argue that a truly ubiquitous, digital currency is many years from becoming a reality, behaviorally, we’re already well down money’s evolutionary path: credit cards, direct deposits, e-transfers, micro-donations, mobile payments.

And now there’s decentralized “cryptocurrency.” Bitcoin has been generating buzz—some would say hype—for a while; in the last few months alone there’s been talk about Bitcoin ATMs, bubbles, ecosystems, miners, and more.

But no one has addressed something about Bitcoin that only seems obvious in hindsight: What about its effects on teaching kids to count? How will a generation of kids that grows up on Bitcoin—or some other future iteration of digital currency that eventually becomes the norm—learn math?

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