Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey Launch Bitcoin Academy to Educate Next Generation of Crypto Investors

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter and CEO of Block, is teaming up with the popular rapper Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) to launch The Bitcoin Academy.

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter and CEO of Block, is teaming up with the popular rapper Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) to launch The Bitcoin Academy to offer free crypto education for residents of the Marcy Houses in Brooklyn, New York.

Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z Launch Bitcoin Academy

On Thursday, June 9, Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z announced the launch of The Bitcoin Academy. The institute will be located at the Marcy Houses, a public housing complex in Brooklyn.


Jay-Z wrote on Twitter, “Bitcoin Academy, starting in Marcy, a place that taught me so much, is hopefully the first of many.”

The goal of The Bitcoin Academy is to “provide education, empower the community with knowledge” about managing their finances with a focus on Bitcoin.

The Bitcoin Academy is funded by Jay-Z, Dorsey, the Shawn Carter Foundation, and Block.

Attending the Bitcoin Academy

The Bitcoin Academy describes Bitcoin as the “future of money” and will provide free financial education to recipients. Residents who want to attend the program can sign up through the Bitcoin Academy’s website. 


Successful applicants will get access to in-person and virtual classes from June 22-September 7. There will also be a two-Saturday Crypto Kids Camp for kids aged 5-17.

The classes will be taught by Lamar Wilson, founder of Black Bitcoin Billionaire, and Najah J. Roberts, founder of Crypto Blockchain Plug in Inglewood, California.

On the Flipside

  • Jack Dorsey, who twice served as Twitter CEO, has announced his departure from Twitter’s board of directors. 

Why You Should Care

The Bitcoin Academy mirrors the belief of many investors that crypto is the money of the future.

Read what Jack Dorsey believes the future holds for bitcoin in:

Ex-Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Says Bitcoin Will Replace U.S. Dollar

Read about Jack Dorsey’s Bitcoin defense fund below:

Jack Dorsey Leads the Charge to Launch a Bitcoin Defense Fund: Who Is It For?

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Milko Trajcevski

Milko Trajcevski is a DailyCoin news reporter, mainly focused on Ethereum (ETH), Cardano (ADA), and their founders (Vitalik Buterin and Charles Hoskinson). Milko is an avid follower of crypto and blockchain technology and has written thousands of articles on the subjects. He finds joy in transforming complex issues into written content that anyone can understand. Milko has used and analyzed numerous exchanges, such as Coinbase, FTX, and Binance. He also closely follows all of the latest news around the largest decentralized exchanges (DEXs). Location: Skopje, Macedonia