There is no better way than using games to teach new stuff to kids. Try reading out Satoshi Nakamoto’s paper on Bitcoin to a kid and see the reaction. It is not going to work, but still it is essential to teach today’s kids about bitcoin and other digital currencies. Minecraft to the rescue! The most popular video game, Minecraft can now be used to teach children about digital currency.
A Minecraft game server by the name PlayMC has included bitcoin into its game environment, especially for children. It is not new for Minecraft world to have their own in-game currencies. Some game servers have their own virtual currencies while others use existing digital currencies (bitcoin or altcoins). PlayMC server has chosen to use bitcoin (more like small fractions of bitcoin) as in-game currency. The unit of currency inside the game is called “bit” which represents a satoshi (the smallest unit of bitcoin). A satoshi is part of a valid currency, at the same time the value associated with it is very less (almost negligible).
PlayMC’s Minecraft environment is designed to be child friendly so that kids can