In a follow up interview at the Miami Crypto Experience, Miss Teen Crypto joins us to talk about connecting Gen Z to meaningful crypto education.
She is an 18 year old girl from NYC that loves crypto! Her main goal is to spread crypto adoption to Gen Z. When Gen Z and many others hear the word “Bitcoin” on a daily basis, they don’t necessarily know what Bitcoin is or where to start. That’s why she is creating content on our social channels to help give some first steps!
The following transcript was created using artificial intelligence. There will be some grammatical errors below.
00:00:09:15 – 00:00:27:25
Richard Carthon: Hey everyone, Richard Carthon here with Miss Teen Crypto and we are at the Miami Crypto Experience. Just finished watching her amazing presentation, the first that you’ve ever done and I think you did an exceptional job. I know that I learned a ton, but, you know, tell me how you’re feeling about it. Like, how does it feel to come here and give out your first presentation?
00:00:28:11 – 00:00:47:20
Miss Teen Crypto: Honestly, it feels amazing. Honestly, a dream come true. I never thought I’d be able to do anything like this. So, the fact that I actually got to go up in front of people and educate them about the real basics of Bitcoin, just so they could get an idea, I’m just so happy that I could start people off in their Crypto journey, because that’s all I really want to do, is spread adoption and help people learn.
00:00:48:09 – 00:00:56:18
Richard Carthon: Yeah, absolutely. And, you know, one of the things that I appreciated about your conversation was, you know, you talked about how your dad first got you involved in Litecoin I believe.
00:00:56:21 – 00:01:01:21
Miss Teen Crypto: Around 16, you’re like, I don’t care about this, I don’t want to get into this finance stuff. And something changed.
00:01:01:24 – 00:01:02:12
Miss Teen Crypto: Yeah.
00:01:02:14 – 00:01:10:20
Richard Carthon: You know, what changed for you where it made sense and it was like this moment I know that not only do I want to learn more about this, but I also want others to learn about it?
00:01:11:07 – 00:01:41:07
Miss Teen Crypto: Well, that moment happened for me when I first did a Bitcoin transaction, which was back when I was 16. And I just saw that it was so easy, all you had to do was scan a QR code or copy and paste somebody’s address and it was there instantaneously and the fees were minimal. And I just thought, why are no people like, really using this? I saw that nobody my age was using this and the demographic for the space was 25 and up. And that confused me a lot because I grew up on the Internet, all my friends grew up on the Internet. We’ve been on Instagram since the start.
00:01:41:09 – 00:02:07:02
Miss Teen Crypto: I remember when Snapchat came out, so, why are we not spearheading this revolution? Why are we behind? So, that’s why I created my Twitter, because I want to spread adoption, I want people to learn about Bitcoin, Litecoin, anything they want to learn about in the Crypto space and just fall down the rabbit hole and find their place here because everybody has a spot in Crypto. I thought it was only for people in finance, but then I learned that I can have a place and everyone else can have a place as well.
00:02:07:10 – 00:02:14:27
Richard Carthon: Absolutely. And you put a ton of great tools up there. You had some references like Coinbase ways to get on, you also talked about Gemini.
00:02:14:29 – 00:02:15:14
Miss Teen Crypto: Yeah.
00:02:15:23 – 00:02:25:26
Richard Carthon: You also even talked about Chain Games. You know, give us some of the other, like, great things that you were able to like, share with the audience, with what came to your presentation.
00:02:26:09 – 00:02:59:18
Miss Teen Crypto: Sure. So, I first talked about Lolli on how you can earn Bitcoin. Earning Bitcoin is really important because if you’re making these purchases, why not get sats back? You know, for guys, you have your Nike, Adidas for girls, we have our Sephora or Ulta beauty. There’s Booking.com, a bunch of travel options, so, no matter what you’re really doing, you can find a site on Lolli, where you’re already making that purchase and you can receive sats back. Another resource I’d like to give out was News Crypto as a place for people to learn more and take quizzes and test their knowledge, as well as take polls and community predictions.
00:02:59:29 – 00:03:37:22
Miss Teen Crypto: There’s also Chain Games, which is Blockchain gaming. I also recommended Gemini and Coinbase just because it’s more mainstream and it’s easier for people to buy and sell Crypto. And I also recommend Coin Flip ATM because Bitcoin ATMs are a huge thing for GenZ. Buying Crypto under 18 is a challenge. People outside of New York are very fortunate because I have no Bitcoin ATMs in New York and I had to use my own father as a Bitcoin ATM and I’m really thankful that he was into Crypto and allowed me to do this. So, if you’re under 18, I strongly recommend you go to a Coin Flip ATM or any ATM for that matter, that you’re comfortable with.
00:03:37:24 – 00:03:58:08
Richard Carthon: Yeah. Shoutout to that, they’ve previously been on the show, had a great time. And, you know, with all this experience and information that you’re able to give people, I know that people were able to walk away with a really good experience and next steps to be able to move forward with Bitcoin. But as you walk away from Miami Crypto Experience, like tell us, you know, some of the various experiences you had, like I know you had a very great opportunity the very first night.
00:03:58:10 – 00:03:58:25
Miss Teen Crypto: Yeah.
00:03:58:27 – 00:03:59:28
Richard Carthon: Like, give us some of those different experiences.
00:04:00:05 – 00:04:15:06
Miss Teen Crypto: Wow. From day one. I’ve just been shocked left and right. The amount of people that are here, the amount of amazing conversations I’ve had. The first night, I was the only person that really got a selfie with Rick Ross. We had a nice moment together on stage. It was really amazing.
00:04:15:23 – 00:04:44:28
Miss Teen Crypto: I met the members of the Terror Squad, who are auctioning off one of their chains. There are only a few in existence and one of them is an NFT. You got to see a Porsche get auctioned off. The auction is still happening, by the way. I really love it. There’s honestly countless experiences that I’ve had and I’ve learned a lot about Crypto projects that I’ve never even heard of before that are here, especially Safe Moon is a new project, two months old as of right now, and I knew nothing about them. But coming here and actually speaking to the team, I’ve learned so much.
00:04:45:00 – 00:05:17:16
Miss Teen Crypto: And especially about Celsius. Their team is amazing, honestly amazing people. I could not ask for a better group of people, even if they’re not here necessarily for the event and they’re not running a booth or they’re not a speaker, you’ll find someone that will educate you. So, there’s a million of different things I’ve been doing, meeting people, going to different workshops, really experiencing Crypto in the way it should be, and I’m just happy and fortunate that I got to see all these amazing influencers, artists and just people that were here. So and especially you, Richard, you’re awesome. So, thank you.
00:05:17:18 – 00:05:25:04
Richard Carthon: I definitely appreciate that. Great experiences all the way around. I mean, what more could you ask for? You come out here, you get to go to Miami.
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Miss Teen Crypto: Exactly.
00:05:25:23 – 00:05:27:25
Richard Carthon: Meet a lot of great people, be in person again.
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Miss Teen Crypto: Yeah.
00:05:28:14 – 00:05:36:11
Richard Carthon: Actually get to meet people face to face and also just create new relationships and build those essential moments. So, you know, I’m glad that you were able to come out.
00:05:36:13 – 00:05:36:28
Miss Teen Crypto: Thank you.
00:05:37:00 – 00:05:49:02
Richard Carthon: I’m glad that I was able to come listen to you. Everyone that’s out there, make sure you check out the next one, it’s already been announced, it’s coming in October. We’re going to have a part two of the Miami Crypto Experience. Make sure you go and check it out. And, of course, remember to stay Crypto Current.
00:05:49:04 – 00:05:52:15
Miss Teen Crypto: Woohoo.
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