The future of money.

The Shawn Carter Foundation and Cash App invite you to attend FREE Bitcoin education classes presented by Crypto  Blockchain Plug and Black Bitcoin Billionaire.

Classes available in person and online

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Who are the instructors?

Instructors Lamar Wilson (as seen on The Breakfast Club, Vice News, and more) and Najah J. Roberts (featured at AfroTech, CNBC Fast Money, and more) will teach you about Bitcoin, how it works, why you should care, and how to build your own financial future.

Mission Statement

Education is power.

Instructors Lamar Wilson (as seen on The Breakfast Club, Vice News, and more) and Najah J. Roberts (featured at AfroTech, CNBC Fast Money, and more) will teach you about Bitcoin, how it works, why you should care, and how to build your own financial future.

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.

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 Bitcoin Academy is currently focused on Marcy Houses, but we hope to expand to other neighborhoods soon.

  • Classes will be offered online and in person from June 22 through September 7. All Marcy residents are welcome.
  • In-person classes will take place two evenings per week and dinner will be served.
  • Those participating in the program will receive MiFi devices and a one-year limited data plan, plus smartphones if needed. Residents may keep the devices.
  • This initiative is made possible by personal grants from Jay and Jack, with on-the-ground support from Block and the Shawn Carter Foundation.

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