Rapper Jay-Z, aka Sean Carter, and CEO of Blockchain Jack Dorsey, recently dropped bitcoin to members of the Bitcoin Academy in Brooklyn. Jay-Z’s mother, Gloria Carter, explained in a statement that countless residents from Bedford-Stevesant in Brooklyn took part, and more than 350 people attended coding lessons.
Hundreds of Brooklyn Residents Attend Bitcoin Academy – Some Attendees Joined $1,000 Bitcoin Scholarship
During the first week of June, Bitcoin.com News reported that Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z collaborated to launch Bitcoin Academy in Brooklyn for residents of Marcy House. report from interested in trade Details that the academy classes saw hundreds of people. “Marcy’s residents showed up,” Jay-Z’s mother, Gloria Carter, told the publication. “We have told more than 350 people who have attended Bitcoin Academy classes that this education is important to them — and that it matters,” she added.
The report also discussed the project with a Marcy House resident who participated in the classes. Furthermore, at the end of the courses, Bedford-Stuyvesant residents can sign up for a grant that gives each person $1000 in bitcoins (BTC) to Cashapp or Munn Wallet. The 12-week course was free of charge exclusively to residents of Marcy House in Brooklyn. Marci resident Mariela Regalado said the academy mentioned her when she saw Jay-Z grow up in the neighborhood.
“I remember when I was younger, growing up on the project, [Jay-Z] He and his team would come in and give us toys and things like that,” Regalado told Business Insider. “My friends and I call it this kind of ‘cover philanthropy’—for me, that’s kind of a development.” As Regalado detailed that the academy provided free daycare for her daughter, As a single mother, I was able to attend the courses.Regalado added:
[The classes were] Purely this fun educational trip that I took with my neighbors. I always felt [we were] At a family dinner, and like that cousin who discovered bitcoin tells everyone about it.
Bitcoin Academy Teacher Breaks It ‘Into Slang that Others Can Understand’
The Bitcoin Academy in Brooklyn is also supported by Crypto Blockchain Plug (Najah J. Roberts) and Black Bitcoin Billionaire (Lamar Wilson). Wilson was a coach and person associated with Block CEO, Jack Dorsey, to propose the program. Courses taught included topics such as “Jobs in Crypto,” “Wealth and Asset Building,” “Bitcoin and Taxes,” and “Why Decentralization Matters.”
“Often, the information doesn’t make it to our community. Not because people are intentionally discriminating, but because they don’t intentionally get the information out there. So someone has to pick up the mantle and do it,” added the Brooklyn Bitcoin Academy coach, Wilson said. :
Because I understand the information and can break it down into slang that others can understand, especially the people I come from, I feel it’s almost my duty to make sure I get the information for them, and that I don’t like recommending them to buy bitcoins or trying to get them to invest all their money or something like that . It’s just really, let me provide the information and let you as a very intelligent being make your own decisions.
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