Initiative brings together company’s education programme, the launch of Bitcoineta and sponsorship Africa Bitcoin Conference
Trezor, the original bitcoin hardware wallet company, today announces the launch of its education programme, Trezor Academy, that will be rolled out in Africa. As part of the initiative Trezor is also funding Bitcoineta, a branded Land Rover that in conjunction with Bitcoin Cowries, will tour the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) taking the Bitcoin message to rural communities and schools acrosst the region.
The Bitcoineta vehicle is the fifth of its kind with other educational road-trips currently active in Central America, South America, Europe and South Africa. South America and Europe.
The launch of Trezor Academy follows a successful pilot programme that took place throughout 2023 and saw the company and local influencers host events in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya and Burundi, helping to introduce attendees to the benefits of Bitcoin and the importance of self-custody via a series of meetups, presentations and Q&A sessions.
Trezor Academy has been made possible by the support of the bitcoin community. 21 Euro from each sale of Trezor’s limited edition, bitcoin-only version of its recently launched Trezor Safe 3 hardware wallet (which sold out in one day) has been pledged to fund this ongoing education work. Throughout 2024 the company plans to set up academies in more than 10 new African countries to engage with and educate hundreds more local educators, spreading the bitcoin message far and wide.
The Bitcoineta road trip started on 1st December at Africa Bitcoin Conference, the largest Bitcoin conference held to date on the African continent, and for which Trezor is also a sponsor. Attendees at the conference were able to get information on the project’s future activities. The vehicle's progress will be shared via the official Bitcoineta X account as well as documented through video blogs and traditional media.
Matěj Žák, CEO of Trezor commented: “Bitcoin adoption is perhaps more relevant in Africa than on any other continent. Its properties provide a host of benefits that can work in concert with other local initiatives like payment schemes, microfinancing and savings. As a company we are committed to helping spread this message via sponsoring events like Africa Bitcoin Conference, the Trezor Academy and awesome tie-ups like Bitcoineta. Going forward we believe that Bitcoin will have a significant economic and social impact on the African continent.”
You can find more information about Trezor Academy on this link.
Trezor is the independent Czech company behind the world's first Bitcoin hardware wallet, the Trezor One launched in 2014. Its flagship product, the Trezor Model T comes with a full-color touchscreen and many advanced features. It’s new and highly-acclaimed Safe 3 product range was launched in October 2023, offering crypto novices an affordable, secure and easy way to store crypto. All Trezor wallets are open-source and enhanced by the free Trezor Suite app which increases privacy and makes crypto more intuitive.