Sundar Pichai’s 11-year-old son mines Ethereum on a computer built by the Google CEOThink Change India
Google CEO, Sundar Pichai says his son understands Ethereum better than paper money and is mining it at home.
At the New York Times DealBook conference this week, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, said that his 11-year-old son Kiran Pichai is mining the cryptocurrency Ethereum on a home computer that was built by Pichai himself.
He said, “Last week I was at dinner with my son, and I was talking about something about bitcoin and my son clarified what I was talking about was Ethereum, which is slightly different. He’s 11-years-old, and he told me he’s mining it.”
Pichai was discussing tech addiction and the importance of limiting screen time for children, according to Business Insider.
He confessed that he had to explain the workings of paper money to his son, who understood more about Ethereum than the nation’s monetary system. Pichai added, “I had to talk to him about the banking system, the importance of it. It was a good conversation.”
He said, “A year or two ago, my son insisted that we needed to get a gaming PC. I told him, ‘Okay, if we get a gaming PC, we have to mine cryptocurrency. So we set up an ethereum miner on there. We’ve made a few pennies, a few dollars,” he joked.