The Co-Founder of the search engine giant, Google, and the company’s current CEO have something more than the multinational organisation in common. Interestingly both Sergey Brin and Sundar Pichai’s sons have a thing for cryptocurrencies as they both are Ethereum miners.
Pichai has made the interesting revelation at the recently held New York TImes DealBook conference where he claimed that his crypto savvy son mines the cryptocurrency Ethereum on a computer that was built by Pichai himself. Pichai was a speaker at the conference and his keynote, ironically, revolved around the discussion of tech addiction, and why there is need for limiting screen time among kids.
At the conference, Pichai was quoted as saying:
“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.”
Interestingly, Pichai was asked by the audience if he helped built a server to help his son mine the Ether. To which Pichai answered in the negative asserting the fact that their family only has one computer at home.
The interesting aspect is that Pichai claimed that his son knows more about cryptocurrency than he does about paper currency. Hence, Pichai had to give his son a class on fiat currency.
“I had to explain to him how paper money actually works. I realized he understood ethereum better than how paper money works. I had to talk to him about the banking system, the importance of it. It was a good conversation.”
Sergey Brin, the Co-Founder of Google, has also revealed in the July of this year that he and his son mine ether together. As per Brin:
“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.”
With a net worth of USD 47 billion, Brin didn’t shy away from claiming that he has made some money mining Ethereum.