Bitcoin Argentina, a non-governmental organization that aims to promote and spread bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in the country, will introduce bitcoin education in high schools. The project, called “Schools and Bitcoin,” will help educate high school students about the importance of bitcoin and the differences between this alternative currency system and traditional fiat financial structures.
Educating high school students about Bitcoin Argentina
According to data published by Chainalysis, Argentina has one of the highest levels of cryptocurrency penetration in Latam. Some of the country’s citizens have switched to cryptocurrencies and bitcoin due to the depletion of purchasing power caused by inflation and currency controls. This is why Bitcoin Argentina, a nongovernmental organization that aims to expand the bitcoin ecosystem in the country, decided to launch an educational projectthat will allowhigh school students to learn about bitcoin.
Launched in partnership with the humanitarian initiative Built with Bitcoin, the project, called “Schools and Bitcoin,” aims to teach high school students about this new alternative financial system.Bitcoin Argentina’s According to Jimena Vallone, this is an extension of a previous pilot project in which Argentine students showed great enthusiasm and interest in learning about bitcoin. She explains that.
There is a desire to innovate, to know what is happening with bitcoin and blockchain, to train and learn. All of this was the starting point to start thinking about this project, starting with 40 schools, but we want more.
“Schools and Bitcoin” project seeks to adapt the lessons and content of this bitcoin course to each region where it is taught to over 4,000 high school students. In this regard, Vallone states.
The content used will vary from school to school. Argentina is a diverse country, so there is a need to introduce learning materials in a variety of contexts.
However, the essence remains the same: teaching students the characteristics of Bitcoin: transparency, openness, inclusivity, traceability and security. This is reportedly the first initiative of its kind in Latam, where countries like Brazil and Venezuela are also active in the cryptocurrency sector.
The approval of this educational project is noteworthy due to the debt restructuring agreement signed between Argentina and the International Monetary Fund.
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