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"Monopoly with Bitcoin." M. Tiggerdine. R. English. Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde. 2019. Download PDF (BibTeX) ACS

“Bitcoin truly is a new technology, and we can only get so far by explaining it through simple
analogies to past technologies” (Narayanan et al., 2016). Cryptocurrency has risen meteorically since
its invention 10 years ago and could be the future of currency but is only now being adopted into
curriculums. This dissertation explores whether an educational game could be used to communicate
how cryptocurrency works. A prototype was designed, implemented, tested and evaluated with the
help of a small group of volunteers who played the game and took a survey about it. Their responses
were supportive of the idea that playing “Monopoly with Bitcoin” could be more engaging and
interactive than traditional methods like reading from a textbook. Their feedback was also
informative in terms of how the game could be further improved.