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Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z Launch Free Bitcoin Academy to Lift NYC Public Housing Residents

The men are funding a Bitcoin-focused education program for residents at the rapper’s childhood home.

Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey

Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey

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Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and Block CEO Jack Dorsey are teaming up to take Bitcoin and financial education to the rapper’s childhood home. Dorsey announced the launch of Bitcoin Academy on Thursday. The financial education program will be free for residents living at the Marcy Houses, a public housing complex in Brooklyn.