Trading Coffee with Blockchain

Students become coffee growers and traders with this interactive game that teaches participants about blockchain networks.

Activity Duration

1 – 2 Hours

Preparation Time

3 Hours

Estimated Cost of Materials

no cost

Audience Age

15 – 19

Topic

Blockchain

Languages

English, German, Turkish

Details

In this engaging Activity Kit, volunteers will help students learn about blockchain through an interactive coffee trading game. This game simulates a blockchain and allows students to run a virtual coffee harvesting or brewing business and trade their coffee products a using a browser on any platform.  Through this fun and competitive game, students will gain a basic understanding of what blockchain is, how it works, and how blockchain will change the way we exchange goods and services.

  • Students must have computers with internet access - one computer between 2-3 students works well. Mobile devices with a browser also work well to allow users to compete in the simulation and track the activity
  • The classroom must have powerpoint presentation capabilities

Instructions

  1. Understand the value of blockchain and key concepts
  2. Learn more about blockchain with this Blockchain Basics tutorial
  3. Download the free IBM book "Blockchain for Dummies"
  4. Watch a 3 minute video as an introduction to blockchain (see link below)