I asked my seventh grader, Luke, to help me with an atypical chore: competitive pricing benchmarking for a rental property. This task was in addition to his normal chores and he looked dubious, so I sweetened the offer by offering to pay him in cash, candy or Bitcoin.

After a few questions about cryptocurrency, we shook hands and had a deal. Soon, he was the proud owner of 0.00055 Bitcoins.

Technically, I still owe him 0.00055 Bitcoins as I have yet to figure out which cryptocurrency platform allows minors to open accounts. But Luke knows I’m good for it because this is not his first time investing.