Now the kids can learn to invest with a game in Snapchat squib
Bust out those child-size suits, because Snapchat is here to help its users become the next hot players on Wall Street.
In July, Snapchat launched its first collection of "Minis," which are mini apps from other companies that live within Snapchat itself. On Thursday, it's adding the first financial education-focused Mini to its portfolio: a trading game called StockStars.
Made by trading and education platform Invstr, StockStars gives users $1 million in fake money to play around with. They invest it in a virtual portfolio that reflects the real-life conditions of the market. Players can buy and sell stocks including $SNAP, or trade virtual currency like Bitcoin. They can compete with friends in challenges on who can make the most money over periods like one day and even one minute. There are also educational resources that teach industry lingo and the ins and outs of the stock market, and provide insights on different companies. Read more...