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Jay-Z and Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Announce Bitcoin Academy, Exclusive to Residents of Brooklyn’s Marcy Projects

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Hawn “Jay-Z” Carter partnered with the founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey to form a new cryptocurrency educational program called Bitcoin Academy. The opportunity will be exclusive to residents of Marcy Projects in New York, where Carter grew up, and the class series will run for three months, beginning Wednesday, June 22.

“It’s Not Just About Bitcoin…It’s Long-Term Thinking

“[B]itcoin is becoming an essential tool for many people in Africa and Central and South America. We believe the same potential exists within communities in the United States. Our goal is to prove that making powerful tools more accessible to people allows them to build greater autonomy,” Dorsey posted Thursday morning on Twitter. “Education is where we start. It’s not just about bitcoin…it’s about long-term thinking, local savings and self-confidence. Classes are free for all Marcy residents , including kids. And to make it even easier, we’re providing devices and data plans to anyone who needs them.”

And two other organizations will work with Carter and Dorsey to realize the vision of Bitcoin Academy: Black Bitcoin Billionaire (BBB) ​​and Crypto Blockchain Socket. Lamar Wilson and Najah Roberts, the respective founders of the organizations mentioned above will be the academy instructors,

“We are thrilled to announce this collaboration for the residents of Marcy Houses in Brooklyn, New York,” BBB said in a statement on its website. “The vision of the Shawn Carter Foundation and the Bitcoin Academy aligns with the mission we began a few years ago, empowering our community with Bitcoin and securing generational wealth through long-term thinking. term.” BBB co-founder Lamar Wilson added the following:[W]We will continue to arm disenfranchised people with education around Bitcoin and financial freedom. We are excited to start.

Residents of Mary Houses will be able to attend classes in person or online. However, Bitcoin Academy says it plans to expand further and possibly become available to other neighborhoods in the future as well. Learn more about Bitcoin Academy and how to register for future courses in click here.

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