Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z collaborate on Bitcoin Brooklyn educational program

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Renowned 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 advocates the democratic vision that “education is power.” “

Available exclusively to residents of the Marcy Project public housing complex in New York City, the plan will begin June 22 and run through September 7, with options for both in-person and online presence. The free educational program is designed to increase access to financial information and promote inclusive opportunities.

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Black Bitcoin Billionaire educator Lamar Wilson and Crypto Blockchain Plug’s Najah J. Taught by Roberts, the specifics of the lessons are sparse at this time, but the topics surrounding the need, usefulness and vision of bitcoin as well as the general financial literature. All are expected.

Children ages five to 17 have also been encouraged to join the “Crypto Kids Camp” at Saturday’s two events, while adult attendees will receive a portable WiFi hotspot device, a one-year limited data plan, and a smartphone. , if necessary, will be received.

Dorsey said he was inspired by the results of bitcoin initiatives that have supported a small segment of African and Central and South American populations. He said the overarching goal is to “prove that making more powerful tools available to people enables them to build more freedom.”

Allaying potential fears of favoritism, or maximalism, towards the leading crypto asset, Dorsey expressed that the program aims to spark a conversation around “long-term thinking, local economy and confidence” beyond what bitcoin teaches.

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Dorsey and Jay-Z – personal name Sean Carter – are vocally conscious individuals within both the cryptocurrency and Web3 landscape. The former has made strides in spotlighting crypto in the Block and Cash app, while Carter is synonymous with his cryptopunk avatar and passion for artistic autonomy on the blockchain.

The two co-own a multimillion-dollar music record label called Tidal, which last year signaled a willingness to integrate non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on its streaming service.