Both teachers and students will have blockchain and Bitcoin information at the heart of their education, potentially preparing students for a thriving future in Rwanda which is being fomented by the government’s willingness to embrace new technologies. Students will learn how to transact in Bitcoin and even exchange it for local currency, an important real-world lesson they can take home to their parents. Paxful is, of course, a realistic method of safely doing so, one of many.
“We encourage the cryptocurrency sector to contribute more to humanitarian projects. The #BuiltWithBitcoin initiative is an example of bitcoin being used as more than a speculative tool but a testament to the usefulness of cryptocurrency. To date, we have built two schools – a nursery, and a primary school in Rwanda, Africa- and provided scholarships to Afghan refugees, and plan to continue these philanthropic ventures.”
In total, Paxful aims to build 100 schools across the country, and there’s no saying the project has to stop there. They raise donations through their own platform and through social media awareness, and convert the donations into schools. The power of the blockchain is leveraged, as Ray Youseff says in the above video: “Bitcoin people don’t wait around. Cryptocurrency is fast.” […]