Times of India finally had an interview with Harshita Arora on 23rd Feb 2018, the 16-year-old girl from a small town in India. This 16-year-old girl from Saharanpur, India is the mastermind behind one of the most sought-after paid apps available on Apple’s App Store. This app gives all updates about the most recent price fluctuations of more than a thousand cryptocurrencies in about 32 countries all around the globe. For an app launched just on 28th January this year to achieve such success is a really remarkable feat at such a tender age.
In the interview, she revealed that she had her ‘fundamentals’ crystal clear from the very beginning and also gave out a rather bold and controversial statement regarding the Indian education by saying “those courses are too mediocre for her taste”.
The super-intelligent Daughter of a housewife and local financier, Harshita, dropped out of school at the age of 14 as she believed ” she was not cut out for common courses”, She also said that she was really thankful to her computer teacher who introduced her to the innovative world of technology. She believes that the current education system cannot help her achieve her goals and is being homeschooled. She believes that the education system can do much more to improve the teachings of Computer in school curriculums.
She first learned about the cryptocurrency market back in 2016. She was so intrigued that she jumped directly into the mining of bitcoins, the basic underlying technology, and cryptography. This Stardom which she now receives has not come easily by any means she has been a victim of quite a lot of cynicism, with many questioning her abilities to build an Ios platform given her age also there were some who have been accusing her of plagiarizing the app.