What is cryptocurrency?

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Have your students ever heard of cryptocurrency, a type of currency that has been the subject of much conversation over the past few years? What do they know? As long as you discuss it with them, here are some ideas for activities to do around this subject, in French and in mathematics!

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Cryptocurrency has been the subject of many conversations over the past few years. Indeed, this form of virtual money raises several questions such as: 

How will we pay in the future? Will paper money continue to exist? 

In fact, virtual currency, like the Bitcoin, allows you to make transactions without an intermediary, so without going through a bank or a cash register. Money is not real: you cannot take a cryptocurrency coin in your hands! In order to better understand what all this consists of, the advantages as well as the dangers related to such transactions, here is an episode of update from ICI Radio-Canada.

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Have your students ever heard of this type of currency? What do they know? Here are some ideas for activities around this subject!


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