Jay-Z Announces Bitcoin Academy Starting in Marcy Projects

Jay-Z is joining forces with Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey to launch The Bitcoin Academy in the rapper’s old stomping ground, Marcy Houses, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jay-Z announced the move via his rarely used Twitter account on Thursday (June 9).

“Shout out to @Jack. #Bitcoin Academy, starting in Marcy, a place that taught me so much, is hopefully the first of many,” the billionaire rap mogul posted. “The simple goal is to provide people tools to build independence for themselves and then the community around them.”

“Thanks to the teams at @Blocks and @ShawnCarterSF and educators @CryptoPlug3 and @BlkBTCBillions for all the work to make this happen!” Jay-Z added in a follow-up tweet.

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