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    Pigzbe - a very modern digital take on the old-fashioned 'piggy-bank'.

    At CES Chad & I thought this was a digital take on the 'piggy-bank'. Well, it's a heck of a lot more complicated than that! Here's info from the company: “In our increasingly cashless world, it’s more and more difficult for children to understand the value of money. Pigzbe is a (very) smart device and educational app that teaches kids 6+ great saving, spending and earning habits through play. It's one of the first ever family products built using the blockchain. We call it a piggy-wallet. Today’s kids live in a fast-changing financial world. Digital money, contactless payments, in-app purchases and cryptocurrency are all things they need help to understand. It's hard to get to grips with money if you can’t touch the notes or feel the coins! We wanted to find a way to make digital money physical, so children can touch, play and experiment with it. The same way we did with the coins in our piggy-banks.

    From the Giz Wiz: Watch Chad's video which may help explain this product a bit more. I'm not sure I understand it, but a lot of others do, because Pigzbe has rasied over $100,000 on Indiegogo.


    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1712  

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