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Teenage UP Girl Behind The Creation Of Apple's Popular Crypto App

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| February 24 , 2018 , 19:21 IST

Harshita Arora, a 16-year-old girl from Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur is behind the creation of Apple's popular Crypto App which keeps the users updated about the price fluctuations in more than 1,000 cryptocurrencies.

The application available in 32 countries has become one of the most sought-after paid apps on Apple's App Store within few days of its launch on January 28. Shockingly, the young genius dropped out of school at age of 14.

When asked about her decision to stop schooling, the girl told TOI that she was "not cut out for common courses". She said, "I don’t underestimate school education in India but these common courses are not for me."

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Notably, her journey of becoming a technical genius started from the school itself. "My computer teacher introduced me to the wonderful world of technology. I have a different goal in life that the current education system may not provide. I am being home schooled. Computer technology must be given its due in school curriculum," she said.

Cryptocurrencies have recently started creating a buzz but their existence first marked its presence in 2016 which prompted her to understand the basic underlying technology and cryptography. She got into Bitcoin mining at a young age which created an unprecedented havoc in her life.

If wasn't until she attended MIT Launch (a high school entrepreneur programme) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US that she met some like-minded people who helped her in building the crypto app.

Watch News World India's special conversation with young genius Harshita Arora here: