Trezor, the hardware wallet company, has launched a new education project to promote Bitcoin awareness in Africa. Trezor Academy was officially launched at the Africa Bitcoin Conference in Accra, the capital of Ghana, with support from Trezor.
Trezor Academy is a focused education program aimed at spreading Bitcoin awareness in Africa. This initiative, launched as a pilot program in 2023, aims to hold face-to-face meetings led by Bitcoin experts living in the country and provide a platform that will generate potential for Bitcoin among citizens.
During the pilot phase, Trezor Academy operated in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Burundi, and Kenya. The company aims to establish academies in more than ten new African countries during 2024 and empower educators to teach about Bitcoin. Trezor CEO Matej Zak emphasized that Bitcoin could be more important in Africa than other continents, and it could provide various advantages such as payment plans, microfinance, and savings through local Bitcoin initiatives.
As part of Trezor’s education program in Africa, the company is also funding a dedicated project called Bitcoineta to promote Bitcoin awareness in the West African region. Bitcoineta, a combination of the words Bitcoin and ‘camioneta,’ which means minibus in Spanish, was launched in 2018 by Bitcoin Argentina and Bitcoin Americana.
According to Trezor officials, the Africa Bitcoineta campaign was launched in collaboration with Bitcoin Cowries, Ghana’s Bitcoin education initiative. As part of the campaign, a van, which is a part of the Bitcoineta project, will travel throughout the West African States Economic Community to bring Bitcoin education to rural communities and schools.