Trezor launches education initiative in Africa, funds Bitcoineta trip


Hardware cryptocurrency pockets agency Trezor is continuous its efforts to promote Bitcoin (BTC) education globally by launching a brand new instructional initiative in Africa.

The Trezor Academy was launched on the Trezor-backed Africa Bitcoin Conference in Ghana’s capital of Accra on Dec. 4, the agency introduced to Cointelegraph.

The academy is an academic program targeted on spreading Bitcoin information in Africa. Previously launched as a pilot in 2023, it goals to supply in-person meetups led by native Bitcoin specialists and allow a platform for native people to study in regards to the cryptocurrency’s potential.

According to Trezor’s weblog, the Trezor Academy pilot has been active in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Burundi and Kenya. Throughout 2024, the corporate plans to arrange academies in greater than ten new African international locations and educate tons of extra native educators to unfold information about Bitcoin.

“Bitcoin adoption is perhaps more relevant in Africa than on any other continent,” Trezor CEO Matej Zak stated, including that its properties present a number of advantages associated to native initiatives comparable to fee schemes, microfinancing and financial savings.

As a part of Trezor’s education program in Africa, the agency additionally funds Bitcoineta, a Bitcoin-themed automotive devoted to spreading Bitcoin consciousness in the West African area, significantly Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria. Bitcoineta was launched in 2018 by nonprofits Bitcoin Argentina and Bitcoin Americana, with the marketing campaign’s identify referring to the mix of “Bitcoin” and “camioneta,” the Spanish phrase for minivan.

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According to Trezor, the Bitcoineta marketing campaign is being launched with Bitcoin Cowries, a Ghanian Bitcoin education initiative. As a part of the marketing campaign, a Bitcoineta-branded Land Rover will tour the Economic Community of West African States, taking the Bitcoin message to rural communities and colleges throughout the area.

The Trezor-backed Bitcoineta Land Rover on the Africa Bitcoin Conference 2023. Source: Trezor

According to the announcement, the African Bitcoineta street trip began on Dec. 1. Trezor stated the car’s progress will probably be shared through Bitcoineta’s X (previously Twitter) account and documented by video blogs and different media channels.

Trezor famous that the Trezor Academy has been made potential by the help of the Bitcoin group, together with 21 euros from every sale of Trezor’s restricted version, Bitcoin-only model of its Trezor Safe 3 hardware wallet, launched in October.

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