Electric Coin Company (ECC), developer of the confidential cryptocurrency Zcash, has launched a cryptocurrency education program called “Crypto in Context”.
ECC Vice President Josh Swihart said the program aims to both raise awareness about cryptocurrencies and trading, and increase the financial literacy of the population living in poor regions. The project partners are large cryptocurrency exchanges Gemini, Binance and LocalBitcoins, analytical firm Messari, as well as Flexa, Reciprocity Trading, DCG and LEANLAB Education firms working in the blockchain industry. In the coming months, ECC plans to attract other partners to the project.
There have already been several events where Gemini employees explained in detail how to register and trade on the exchange, and Messari explained what data analysis is and how it can be used in trading. A pilot educational program was successfully carried out in the South Bronx, New York, and workshops are now planned for Syrian refugees in Turkey, the Arab community in Europe, students in Nigeria, as well as for residents of the Middle East.
Note that many educational institutions are already introducing full-fledged blockchain courses into their programs. So, at the end of last year, the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) held the first certified course on blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). In addition, in October, investment company Andreessen Horowitz launched a special training on creating cryptocurrency startups for entrepreneurs.