Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z Launch Bitcoin Academy for Marcy Houses Residents

Jack Dorsey and American music superstar, Shawn Carter, aka Jay-Z have launched the Bitcoin Academy, an educational center designed for residents of Marcy Houses in Brooklyn New York where Jay-Z grew up. 

According to the project’s website, the educational initiative is designed in collaboration with Crypto Blockchain Plug and Black Bitcoin Billionaire, and the program aims to provide education and empower the community with knowledge as it relates to financial literacy. 

In the project’s mission statement, the goal aims to make the crypto ecosystem truly one without any form of barrier to learning Bitcoin in particular and finance overall. 

“The vision for Bitcoin is that it doesn’t have barriers, but lack of access to financial education is a barrier. It’s still hard to use for everyday necessities. Plus, people need devices and data plans,” the project reads, “This program aims to provide education, empower the community with knowledge, and get rid of some of the barriers so that residents can learn more about Bitcoin specifically and finance in general.”

The program is open to all Marcy residents and classes will be online from June 22 through September 7. The Bitcoin Academy has enlisted Lamar Wilson and Najah J. Roberts as the program’s instructors. Lamar is featured on The Breakfast Club, Vice News, and more while Najah is featured on Afro Tech, CNBC Fast Money, and more. 

Both instructors will teach participants about Bitcoin, how it works, why you should care, and how to build your own financial future.

Emphasizing Bitcoin Maximalism at the BTC Academy

The Bitcoin Academy is billed to focus on Bitcoin, one that critics may shine their radars on as there are thousands of cryptocurrencies out there.

Jack Dorsey is a prominent Bitcoin maximalist, and this is reflected in the prominent focus of the establishment. Crypto advocates like Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse have advocated that Bitcoin maximalism is not good for the collective growth of the industry at large.