12 Year Old ‘Disrupts London’ with Virtual Currency for Kids
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12 Year Old ‘Disrupts London’ with Virtual Currency for Kids

THELOGICALINDIAN - East London buck Ebenezer Odubanjopresented VeeCee an avant-garde online arcade belvedere for kids and adolescent bodies as allotment of the anniversary Disrupt 24 Hour Hackathon


Kids Want Virtual Currency Too

VeeCee empowers adolescent bodies to abbey their own affairs choices by advancement an online wish-list. It then provides parents a aperture through which to accomplish the purchases and gives them final say on whether items are appropriate.


The belvedere enables adolescent bodies to acquire rewards from their guardians, aeon and added adults, for affairs and added tasks. These basic bill (VeeCee) rewards can be acclimated to accomplish defended purchases from the online store, aggregate with friends, or adored appear wish-list items.

A three-way affidavit action requires two adults to accept a transaction afore it is accepted. This gives parents added ascendancy over how the basic bill is spent. Alternatively, an developed could anon buy a allowance from a niece or nephew’s ambition list, authoritative the attempt of award the appropriate Christmas and altogether presents a affair of the past.

The belvedere is additionally acknowledging TechFugees, enabling VeeCee donations to beneath advantaged kids to get Christmas presents or academy books from their ambition list.

Disrupt Bedtime

The Disrupt Hackathon is a 24 Hour accident above-mentioned the anniversary Disrupt London appointment organized by TechCrunch. Developers and engineers from about the apple accept aloof 24 hours to actualize and present a new artefact to a console of able judges.


Being too adolescent to break brief at the Hackathon, Ebenezer and adolescent assistant Ashley Frempong, started to begin account in the week before the accident started. When the abstraction for VeeCee came about, “We got absolutely absorbed about it,” said Ebenezer.

The boys congenital the account with the blow of their four-man team, who came calm 6 months ago, over a aggregate adulation for coding in the aback of a Barking library, a amplitude alleged DigiLab and home of the community’s bounded tech center.

The Future’s Bright

The aggregation intends to accumulate alive on the project, aiming to added advance account breeze and user experience. They are additionally attractive at implementing blockchain technologies, to absorb absolute crypto-currencies, acute contracts, and broadcast systems.


Some of the antecedent Hackathon entries accept apparent abundant success. GroupMe, for example, was created brief in the competition, and ultimately acquired by Skype for $80m. So, with some advice from DigiLab, the accumulation are acquisitive to actualize a applicable business. They plan a soft-launch with a baby association to analysis and accumulate feedback.

You can try out the account as it currently stands online here.

Can VeeCee become a applicable online arcade belvedere for kids? Let us apperceive in the comments below!

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