Two insatiably curious and inventive young girls must develop an uncontrollable currency to break the power of the all-powerful elite that rule their society.
A novel for children – and adults – who desire to know more about how economics, technology, and human nature interact to create our financial reality.
“Wildly inventive storytelling which reduces complex economics into child-sized bites. After reading, I think I finally understand how Bitcoins work!” Dr Aaron Hawkins, Professor, Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering, Brigham Young University, author of The Year Money Grew on Trees.
Engaging with economics through fiction
In a world filled with giant beasts and vast jungles, humanity has fortified itself inside massive hive cities where uncounted millions labour to keep ancient technology running. Despite having every aspect of their lives rigidly controlled, Wimax and Leodie want to know more about their world. Tinkering with forgotten technology, they discover a way to change the economic fabric of their society: a new, uncontrollable currency. But their invention threatens to disrupt a balance of power preserved for thousands of years by the ruthless Queen’s Court.
With only their wits and bravery to help them, Wimax, and Leodie must now find a way to finalize their new currency without being caught and exiled into the terrifying Green Zone.
As the story unfolds, Antwork introduces more than 100 key concepts from 21st Century economics and technological innovation. From the origins of money to modern-day digital currencies, cryptography and cryptocurrencies, an extensive glossary with detailed descriptions helps readers take these concepts out of the story and understand how they exist in the real world.
Antwork is perfect for those – children or adults – who desire to know more about how economics, technology, and human nature interact to create our financial reality.
Praise for Antwork
Dr Christian Thurau, Director of Data Science & Analytics, N26 Group
Dr Johanna Pirker, Graz University of Technology, Institute for Interactive Systems and Data Science, Forbes 30 under 30 in Science and Healthcare 2018
“An educational tour de force about often misunderstood concepts in money and finance, wrapped into an entertaining story playing in a fictional animal world used to draw witty analogies … While written for children, adults can surely learn a thing or two as well!”
Dr Michel Rauchs, Research Affiliate, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, University of Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
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