[ExI] "Minecraft has a new feature that teaches kids how to use bitcoin"

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 07:51:06 UTC 2015

I find it fascinating that Minecraft has adapted Bitcoin for young players,
to teach them about crypto-currencies...

"A multi-player server on the wildly popular video game Minecraft has
introduced bitcoin to its world as a way of teaching children about digital

While in-game currencies exist in several different minecraft worlds, using
bitcoin means that players can take their money out of the game and use it
in the real world too.

The server, PlayMC, features an in-game currency called 'bits' which the
company has set at 100,000,000th of a bitcoin (commonly known as a
'satoshi'). The unit was chosen for its ease-of-use, as it represents a
whole unit and allows players to be rewarded seemingly on a larger scale.

With additional opportunities for players to spend their bits on classes,
items and other additional content within the game, PlayMC says it provides
a "safe gaming environment for kids to enjoy and have the opportunity to
earn their own money."

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