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Trezor Bitcoin has introduced Trezor Academy & Bitcoineta

Trezor Bitcoin has introduced Trezor Academy & Bitcoineta

Amid an ongoing digital era, Bitcoin is increasingly emerging as a force disrupting traditional financial systems. However, the full potential of bitcoin remains to be realized. Much of this depends on educating people about what it is, how it works, why it matters, and how it plays a crucial role in fostering financial independence.

A pioneer in hardware wallets, Trezor has been at the forefront of providing secure bitcoin storage solutions for a decade now. We’ve recently embarked on a challenging but rewarding journey aimed at fostering bitcoin education.

To accelerate bitcoin adoption in regions that need it the most, we proudly present Trezor Academy and our latest initiative, Bitcoineta West Africa. This initiative is spearheaded by Josef Tětek, Bitcoin Analyst at Trezor.

Trezor Academy is an educational program focused on spreading Bitcoin knowledge in Africa. The program consists of in-person meetups led by local Bitcoin experts, providing a platform for individuals to learn about the potential of Bitcoin.

The Trezor Academy is for anyone and everyone who feels the current financial system is stacked against them. Over three consecutive weekly meetups, participants learn:

  • Why Bitcoin matters
  • Why Bitcoin is best understood as sound money
  • How to utilize Bitcoin for local microtransactions
  • How to utilize Bitcoin for cross-border commerce
  • How to keep their Bitcoin safe
  • What are the best Bitcoin tools and educational resources

The Trezor Academy has been active in countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Burundi, and Kenya. The motto of the Academy is to “Spread Bitcoin knowledge where it matters the most”. Our vision is to make this a regular program in these and many more African countries, starting in 2024.

Pursuant to our efforts to spread bitcoin education, we are proud to sponsor the ongoing Africa Bitcoin Conference, happened last week in Ghana. The conference serves as a vibrant platform for thought leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts in the bitcoin space.

Additionally, we are sponsors of Bitcoin Kids, a creative initiative that aims to teach financial literacy and Bitcoin basics to children. This book will be included in our Trezor Academy curriculum, helping to educate the next generation about the importance of Bitcoin in a fun and engaging way.

To celebrate our 10-year journey since pioneering the hardware wallet industry, we recently launched a limited-edition Trezor Safe 3 Bitcoin-only. Made just for bitcoin. €21 from each of the 2013 units sold has been allocated to support Trezor Academy, part of which has gone towards Bitcoineta.

Bitcoineta West Africa, part of our educational efforts, is a Bitcoin-themed car dedicated to spreading Bitcoin awareness in the West African region, particularly in Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria. Donated by Trezor to the Bitcoin Cowries educational initiative, Bitcoineta is a visual and mobile representation of our commitment to Bitcoin education.

Whether you are a bitcoin enthusiast or a curious onlooker, Bitcoineta is a sight to behold. Follow the journey of Bitcoineta West Africa through our social media channels and witness how we are driving Bitcoin education across the region.





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