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Child’s play: Gajesh Naik, 13, manages a fortune in DeFi

CryptocurrencyJul 03, 2021 09:40AM ET
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Child’s play: Gajesh Naik, 13, manages a fortune in DeFi

At 13, it is hard to believe that anyone can understand the potential and responsibility and danger of holding private keys to half a million dollars while living life as a normal seventh-grader in India.

What makes the case of Gajesh Naik, the 13-year-old decentralized finance (DeFi) wunderkind from Goa, so unique is that while he can design a DeFi protocol able to accept $1 million of investors money, he is too young to sign a legal contract or be held liable for any loss. Would you trust your money to an unproven teenage developer with just half a years programming experience on solidity?

Time flies

Gajesh Naik, the 13-year-old DeFi wunderkind in an early YouTube video.

From student to teacher

Minor challenges

Make way for the ambassador

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