Trezor Launches Trezor Academy to Promote Bitcoin Education in Africa
The hardware cryptocurrency wallet firm Trezor has taken a step towards promoting Bitcoin (BTC) education globally by launching a new educational initiative in Africa. The Trezor Academy was officially launched at the Africa Bitcoin Conference in Ghana’s capital of Accra on December 4. The academy is an educational program aimed at spreading Bitcoin knowledge in Africa. It aims to provide in-person meetups led by local Bitcoin experts and enable a platform for local individuals to learn about the potential of Bitcoin.
The Trezor Academy pilot program was initially launched in 2023 and has been active in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Burundi, and Kenya. Throughout 2024, Trezor plans to establish academies in more than ten new African countries and educate hundreds more local educators to spread knowledge about Bitcoin.
Trezor CEO Matej Zak believes that Bitcoin adoption is particularly relevant in Africa due to its properties that provide several benefits related to local initiatives like payment schemes, microfinancing, and savings.
As part of Trezor’s education program in Africa, the company also funds Bitcoineta, a Bitcoin-themed car dedicated to spreading Bitcoin awareness in the West African region, particularly in Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria. The Bitcoineta awareness program was originally launched in 2018 by non-profits Bitcoin Argentina and Bitcoin Americana.
The African Bitcoineta campaign is being launched with Ghana’s Bitcoin education initiative, Bitcoin Cowries. As part of the campaign, a Bitcoineta-branded Land Rover will tour the Economic Community of West African States, taking the Bitcoin message to rural communities and schools across the region.
The African Bitcoineta road trip started on December 1, and Trezor will be sharing the vehicle’s progress via the official Bitcoineta X account, as well as through video blogs and other media channels.
The Trezor Academy has been made possible by the support of the Bitcoin community, including 21 euros from each sale of Trezor’s limited edition, Bitcoin-only version of its Trezor Safe 3 hardware wallet, which was launched in October 2023.