The 11-year-old son of Sundar Pichai Into Ethereum (ETH)
When cryptograph enthusiasts discuss adoption, bigwig institutions, family names and prominent headlines are often thrown around. So, it should come as no surprise that the cryptocurrency community was shaken when Google CEO Sundar Pichai unexpectedly stated that his son had been introduced into the encrypted sector, through Ethereum (ETH) to be precise.
Speaking at the New York Times DealBook event, which was also attended by Larry Fink of BlackRock, Pichai was asked about his opinion about attachment and dependence on technology and the management of time spent on the screen. for children. Regarding the query on his personal life, the major technology entrepreneur, who reportedly has a net worth of $ 650 million, noted that "he is like any other parent" today, potentially alluding to the increasing presence of screens in the western homes.
Although this is added, especially considering that Pichai is completely absorbed by the world of technology, the CEO of Google has therefore revealed something unexpected, telling the audience that his 11-year-old son has dabbled in cryptocurrencies and their fast-growing ecosystem .
For Pichai, during a dinner of his family, the Google executive started discussing Bitcoin in an inexplicable context. Interestingly, after talking about the subject, his son interrupted Pichai, telling the savant technician, his father, that he had mislaid Bitcoin and was actually talking about Ethereum.
The son of Pichai then added that he is digging, using the only computer in the family, not an ASIC server or computer, nor less. Interestingly, considering the way Pichai revealed this fact, his son's mining could have gone under the nose of the chief executive of a technology giant, ironically.
Interestingly, Pichai is not the only member of Google's best performers who has had his son / daughter raid into the nascent world of cryptographic resources and blockchain technologies.
As reported by Ethereum World News at the beginning of July, Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google himself, revealed that his 10-year-old son had extracted Ether, of which Brin appears to be a fan. Unlike Pichai, however, Brin noticed that her son's encryption experience was a collaborative effort between the patriarch of the family and the young.
Speaking about it, Brin stated originally:
A year or two ago, my son insisted that we needed a gaming PC … I told him, "Okay, if we have a gaming PC, we have to extract the cryptocurrency." ; So we created an Ethereum miner (ETH) on there. "
"He understood etereum better than how Fiat works"
It is interesting to note that the important executive closed his time talking about cryptocurrencies noting that he had to "explain to his son scrambled" how the currencies issued by the government and the traditional financial system "really works". Noting that it was a "good conversation," Pichai emphasized that his son actually understood Ethereum better than how the fiat works, which might not be a surprise considering the migration from paper to digital.
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