Crypto Kids are building Skyminers
There’s always something new and exciting happening in the world of crypto. Well here’s something you probably haven’t seen yet — a kids camp dedicated to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, the first of its kind, created by Crypto Blockchain Plug in Inglewood.
Kids of all ages up to 17 spent a week learning about bitcoin, blockchain, digital assets, coding, and more. It was inspiring to see so many bright young kids getting exposure to new technology and learning about the evolution of money to the point that they might have a better understanding of cryptocurrency than their parents.
Camp attendees received new cell phones and laptops, and naturally they installed the Skycoin wallet on their devices while learning about best wallet practices and how to safely store their seeds.
Huge thanks to the Skycoin team for donating some coins! It was easy to install the mobile wallets and send instant transactions by scanning an address from a QR code. Now the kids can start accumulating Coin Hours just by holding Skycoin in their wallets. Coin Hours will be able to be spent on Skywire bandwidth and on video games like Kitty Cash.
The Skycoin mobile wallet is available for download on the Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skycoin.wallet) and the iOS App Store (https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/skycoin/id1439949089).
The highlight of the week for us was when the kids got the chance to build their own single node DIY Skyminer on a Raspberry Pi. Some were disappointed that it was not actually a fruity dessert, while others showed a talent for mechanical assembly and may be offered jobs at a Skyminer factory.
The Skyminer is an energy efficient, open source hardware miner that is not only a source of passive income, but also provides a useful service by forwarding internet traffic through a node. Every node helps to build out the network infrastructure of Skywire by enabling new routes for net neutral and encrypted data, providing a community with decentralized internet access. For more information on Skywire, please visit https://www.skycoin.net/skywire.
All the nodes were tested and verified online and the net result is approximately 20 new Skywire nodes and potential antenna locations in Los Angeles. Now there is no excuse to not own a Skyminer. If you can’t build one yourself, just find a kid and hand them a Raspberry Pi and some tiny screws.
To cap it off, the Skycoin team airdropped a giant box of merch including Skycoin branded hats, t-shirts, smartphone stands, and stickers. It seems like an effective way to get kids into Skycoin like indoctrinating them to be fans of a sports team.
Congratulations to Crypto Blockchain Plug for putting on this amazing event. Here’s to hoping Skycoin can be part of the next edition of the camp. Perhaps we can even expand on the future activities — perhaps Battle Bots controlled over Skywire?
For more information, please visit https://www.cryptopluginglewood.com. You can even get on the mailing list to be notified of future events, including the next Crypto Kids Camp.