Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey are launching a Bitcoin Academy to promote financial education through cryptos.
Jay Z and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey have teamed up to launch a Bitcoin Academy. Free courses will be offered, both face-to-face and remotely. Currently, only residents of Marcy Houses, the Brooklyn neighborhood Jay-Z grew up in, can apply to participate.
Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey launch a Bitcoin Academy
The objective is clear: these courses must “give knowledge to the community” and break down the barriers that can prevent eventual financial education. On the official website, we can read the following: “The vision for Bitcoin is that it has no barrier, but the lack of access to financial education is a barrier. It is always difficult to people need devices and data plans.
to promote financial education via cryptos
Thus, not only will students be able to follow courses given by Lama Wilson and Najah J. Roberts, two big names in the world of crypto, but they will also be able to MiFi devices offering them an Internet connection as well as a subscription to a one for data and a smartphone if they need it. These courses will be accessible between June 22 and September 7, with face-to-face sessions two evenings a week, dinner included. In addition, children from 5 to 17 years old will also have the opportunity to learn to program during the summer.
This initiative, as well as the equipment provided to residents, is funded by Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey themselves. It is accompanied by “field assistance” provided by the Shawn Carter Foundation and To block.
And Jay-Z has high hopes for this academy: “The Bitcoin Academy, which starts in Marcy, a place that I have learned a lot from, will be the first, hopefully, of a long series. The goal is to provide people with the tools to build independence for themselves and for the community around them.