Leading New York hip-hop artist and producer Jay-Z has teamed up with Cash App founder Jack Dorsey to launch “The Bitcoin Academy,” an educational program that supports the democratic vision of ” it is power ”.
Exclusively for residents of the Marcy Project social housing complex in New York City, the program will begin June 22 and end September 7, with options to participate in person or online. The free education program is designed to improve access to financial information and to promote inclusive opportunities.
Educators Lamar Wilson, the Black Bitcoin Billionaire, and Najah J. Roberts, of the Crypto Blockchain Plug, teach the specific details of the lessons so far scarce, but there are topics on the need, usefulness and vision of bitcoin, as well. as is expected from general financial literature.
Children aged 5 to 17 were also encouraged to take part in the “Crypto Kids Camp” at two of Saturday’s events, and adult participants will receive a portable WiFi hotspot device, a one-year limited data plan, and a smartphone. if necessary.
Mr. @sc and I am funding #Bitcoin Academy, a program for Marcy Homes residents in Brooklyn New York where Jay grew up, designed in collaboration with @ CryptoPlug3 and @BlkBTCBillions: https://t.co/hKfq1jqii7
—Jack (@jack) June 9, 2022
Mr. @sc and I are funding the #Bitcoin Academy, a program for Marcy Homes residents in Brooklyn New York where Jay grew up, designed in collaboration with @ CryptoPlug3 and @BlkBTCBillions: https://t.co/hKfq1jqii7 . – jack (@jack) June 9, 2022
Dorsey said he was inspired by the results of a bitcoin initiative that supported a small number of people in Africa and Central and South America. He said the overall goal is to “prove that more accessible powerful tools allow people to build their independence.”
Fixing a potential fear of favor, or optimization toward a cryptocurrency prime asset, Dorsey stated that the program aims to go beyond teaching Bitcoin with conversations related to “long-term thinking, savings communities and self-confidence”.
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Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z – whose personal name is Shawn Carter – are both leading figures in the cryptocurrency and Web3 landscape. The former has made progress in looking at cryptocurrencies through Block and Cash App, and Carter is known for his CryptoPunk avatar and his passion for artistic self-confidence on the blockchain.
The duo are co – owners of a multi – million dollar music label called Tidal, which announced last year that it wanted to integrate NFTs into its streaming service.