Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z launch free Bitcoin Academy for Marcy House residents

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and Block CEO Jack Dorsey are teaming up to take Bitcoin and financial education to the rapper’s childhood home. Dorsey announced the launch of Bitcoin Academ on Thursday. The financial education program will be free for residents living at the Marcy Houses, a public housing complex in Brooklyn.

The program aims to “provide education, empower the community with knowledge” about how to manage their finances with a focus on Bitcoin—which the Bitcoin Academy website proclaims to be the “future of money.” Because the digital asset “doesn’t have barriers,” the pair launched the program to “prove that making powerful tools more available to people enables

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