Trezor has officially launched its educational program in Africa in addition to funding the local Bitcoin awareness campaign, Bitcoineta, and the Africa Bitcoin Conference.
The Trezor Academy was officially launched at the Trezor-backed Africa Bitcoin Conference in Ghana’s capital of Accra on Dec.
The academy is an educational program focused on spreading Bitcoin knowledge in Africa.
According to Trezor’s blog, the Trezor Academy pilot has been active in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Burundi and Kenya.
“Bitcoin adoption is perhaps more relevant in Africa than on any other continent,” Trezor CEO Matej Zak said, adding that its properties provide several benefits related to local initiatives like payment schemes, microfinancing and savings.
As part of Trezor’s education program in Africa, the firm 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, with the campaign’s name referring to an abbreviation from “Bitcoin” and “camioneta,” the Spanish word for minivan.