Every once in a while I get some idea in my head and instead of me running with the idea, the idea runs with me, in a manner of speaking. I think I've got one of those on my hands right now and I'm wondering if it is worth pursuing and if there's something I should be doing I am not, or something I am doing I shouldn't.
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Well, it started out with me thinking it is too bad that somehow my son, 12 years of age, is showing very little interest in learning anything about cryptocurrency, blockchain, and the whole universe that has evolved around it. I think that at his age this is a perfect time for him to gain knowledge while we're relatively close to the beginnings of it all. As far as I can see the role of cryptocurrency and blockchain and so on in his life are only going to be bigger in the future. It might even once become the dominant form of currency and financial transactions, during his lifetime.
So I got an idea when I came across the SmartLSP token manager. What if I create a token with his name, then set up a wallet for him and send him a couple of million of them, and find a way for the tokens to be listed on an exchange or something to make it interesting enough for him to get enthusiastic about it.
And I have to admit, the process was easy peasy. Just fill out the fields and bob's your uncle! (yeah, I know, those American phrases are kind of weird. lol) In no time I had created a token, with a contract address, which I could add into my Metamask wallet and which I could send to other wallets. At least, that's what it looked like...
So I took to reddit and twitter and offered to send some tokens for free if anyone gave me their wallet address to send it to. This is where it got a bit confusing I guess. I got notified the tokens were not arriving at the addresses I sent them to. I suspect those people just need to add the token to their wallet, for them to see the tokens. According to smart scan, the transactions have been completed successfully and the addresses have, according to smart scan, MEMA in them.
Some stuff was going on then that drew my attention and so that's where the practical part of the idea got stuck but my mind never really let it go. I began thinking about what could be done to aid the adoption of BCH and the idea suddenly came to me that one of the best ways to ensure, or at least make it more probable, future adoption is by teaching our young ones about blockchain, cryptocurrencies and everything related to them (along the way establishing that Bitcoin Cash is the only real Bitcoin) so they'll be more likely to come out on top when the future's cryptocurrency only society becomes a reality.
This idea melted with the thing I was doing with the token and I thought that maybe an educational course could be created where a group of kids get a meta mask wallet with a bunch of tokens in them (MEMA's of course ;) ) and then get assigned tasks that require them to use those tokens. One or two kids get to be the merchants who sell things, and they want or need to get that in MEMA tokens. Others are the consumers buying things and another group is the CEO of a DEX.
The thing is I am not an educator nor am i knowledgeable enough in the crypto token and block/side chain to be able to pull such a thing off on my own. But I am somehow convinced that giving a kid a wallet with 1000 tokens and saying that whatever happens the wallet with the tokens is his to keep, the kid's interest in what a token is and what can be done with it will be piqued.
What do you think?
Is the idea of creating a course for kids aged around 12 to teach them about blockchain, crypto, and stuff like that a good idea?
Is the idea of using a token or a yet-to-be-created coin to teach them practical things about crypto's a good idea?
Would this be helpful in the promotion and advancement of Bitcoin Cash?
Would this be something I could find help with on a crowdfunding site or something?
I am curious what you think! If you think this is a good idea worthy of persuing, I will!
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