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Trezor launches training initiative in Africa, funds Bitcoineta journey


The {hardware} cryptocurrency pockets agency Trezor has continued its efforts to promote Bitcoin (BTC) training globally by launching a brand new instructional initiative in Africa.

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

The academy is an academic program targeted on spreading Bitcoin data in Africa. Beforehand launched as a pilot in 2023, this system goals to offer in-person meetups led by native Bitcoin consultants and allow a platform for native people to study concerning the potential of Bitcoin.

According to Trezor’s weblog, the Trezor Academy pilot has been lively in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Burundi and Kenya. All through 2024, the corporate plans to arrange academies in additional than ten new African international locations and educate a whole lot extra native educators to unfold data about Bitcoin.

“Bitcoin adoption is maybe extra related in Africa than on every other continent,” Trezor CEO Matej Zak mentioned, including that its properties present a number of advantages associated to native initiatives like cost schemes, microfinancing and financial savings.

As a part of Trezor’s training program in Africa, the agency additionally funds Bitcoineta, a Bitcoin-themed automobile devoted to spreading Bitcoin consciousness within the West African area, notably in Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria. The Bitcoineta awareness program was originally launched in 2018 by non-profits Bitcoin Argentina and Bitcoin Americana, with the marketing campaign’s identify referring to an abbreviation from “Bitcoin” and “camioneta,” the Spanish phrase for minivan.

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In line with Trezor, the African Bitcoineta marketing campaign is being launched with Ghana’s Bitcoin training initiative, Bitcoin Cowries. As a part of the marketing campaign, a Bitcoineta-branded Land Rover will tour the Financial Neighborhood of West African States, taking the Bitcoin message to rural communities and colleges throughout the area.

Trezor-backed Bitcoineta Land Rover on the Africa Bitcoin Convention 2023. Supply: Trezor

In line with the announcement, the African Bitcoineta street journey began on Dec. 1. Trezor mentioned the car’s progress will probably be shared through the official Bitcoineta X (previously Twitter) account and documented by video blogs and different media channels.

Trezor famous that the Trezor Academy has been made doable 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 2023.

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