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MyCryptoHippo, “This is how we teach crypto to children”
MyCryptoHippo, “This is how we teach crypto to children”
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MyCryptoHippo, “This is how we teach crypto to children”

By Fabio Carbone - 21 Sep 2018

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MyCryptoHippo is a new business idea that has won the annual FedEx Junior Business Challenge award of $75,000.

FedEx has been organizing this competition for two years in collaboration with the NGO JA Worldwide, which for one hundred years has been preparing the younger generations to face the world of work as entrepreneurs in the best possible way.

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Before reaching the finals in Atlanta, the participants of the various American JA have passed through various selections participating in the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship in Austin, Texas, The Players Championship in Jacksonville, Florida, the RBC Canadian Open in Ontario, Canada and the Dell Technologies Championship in Boston, Massachusetts.

The competition jury consists of PGA TOUR winners, corporate leaders and local celebrities. At each of the events, the judges selected a JA business to take to the finals of the FedEx Junior Business Challenge.

Four student projects were submitted to the finals, judged on demonstrated skills, submitted content and the connection of the entrepreneurial initiative to innovation, sustainability and the ability to create jobs.

MyCryptoHippo won, FedEx explains, with their business idea they achieved the goal of making blockchain technology accessible to everyone, making investing in cryptocurrencies less risky and scary.

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What is myCryptoHippo?

The myCryptoHippo application is a simulator of cryptocurrency markets with an integrated educational system. Through play and training, the digital platform teaches new generations to become conscious crypto users.

It is a market for the purchase and sale of simulated crypto assets, in which individuals compete with connected users. In the game, the users are hippos belonging to the world herd. Each hippo participates in the CryptoCup and can become the richest hippo.

As in a real system, investors have all the tools to control their portfolio and buy and sell their crypto assets. A set of free resources help the users to understand the terms, starting from what bear and bull mean in the financial markets.

The platform is completely free due to its educational purpose, soon the website will be joined by the myCryptoHippo mobile app for Android and iOS devices.

Fabio Carbone
Fabio Carbone

A freelance writer since 2013 he studied computer science, philosophy and also a bit of sociology. In 2016 he discovered the crypto economy and since then writes about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, to further deepen a movement that is not only made of experts mathematicians and cryptographers but also of people who generate a new economy from the bottom. He writes about the same topic on various industry websites. He writes about Industry 4.0 and digital economy in general.

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