Jay-Z & Jack Dorsey Launched a Bitcoin Academy
Twitter co-founder & Block CEO Jack Dorsey is teaming up with artist Jay-Z to launch The Bitcoin Academy at Marcy Houses, the public housing complex in Brooklyn, New York where Jay-Z grew up.
The initiative aims to provide financial education with an emphasis on Bitcoin as a path to financial freedom, featuring free in-person and online classes taught by Lamar Wilson,
who runs content site Black Bitcoin Billionaire, and Najah J. Roberts, founder and CEO of event and education space Crypto Blockchain Plug.
The program will run twice per week in late June through September, and program participants will be provided smartphones,
MiFi devices and a one-year data plan. There’s even a weekend program aimed toward children.
Dorsey and Jay-Z are longtime collaborators and Bitcoin evangelists. Besides working on TIDAL, which Jay-Z sold to Dorsey,
the duo deployed a 500 BTC investment together last year with an emphasis on developing the cryptocurrency’s popularity in India and Africa.
But The Bitcoin Academy is funded via personal grants from the two entrepreneurs.