Cryptocurrency: Meet the 11-year old kid who wrote a book on Bitcoin

Looks like kids understand better than us that cryptocurrency and blockchain are the future and the only way to make fast money. A 6th-grade student from Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States, Andrew Courey has various interests, including basketball, soccer, and lacrosse. But he is also fascinated by technology, money, and cryptocurrency, that he spent almost 6 hours a day to finish his first book, a primer on the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin.

Andrew K. Courey from Wellesley, Massachusetts, made the agreement with his parents that he could leave education if he achieved his goal and set about looking for million-dollar business ideas to make it happen.

His plan? To earn $20 million by the age of 14, which would enable him to drop out of school, according to an agreement with his parents. Courey found out about bitcoin and began reading stories and watching YouTube videos about miners and early investors who had made a lot of money from the digital currency.

For those who are having a hard time understanding bitcoin, Courey says: “Anyone can learn about cryptocurrencies if they’re willing to spend 70 to 80 hours researching every source until they find a couple sources that make sense.”

His book Early Bird Gets the Bitcoin: The Ultimate Guide to Everything About Bitcoin, was self-published in January for Amazon Kindle.

The 57-page book capitalises on its author’s interest in cryptocurrencies , inspired by hours spent studying YouTube videos on bitcoin mining and the digital currency’s short but turbulent history, according to The Swellesley Report.

Early Bird addresses such subjects as bitcoin wallets, rival electronic currencies like ethereum and initial coin offerings, aiming to help even beginners become &masters of bitcoin.&

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To ensure the book was easily understandable, Courey chose simple analogies to explain complex jargon associated with the field, for instance likening blockchains to Google Docs files shared by everyone.
The e-book, which took three months to write and edit, is retailing for $2.99 (£2.11) while a print version is on sale for $9.99 (£7.22) – in case you feel like helping Andrew buy his freedom.