Bitcoin Argentina NGO Takes Crypto Education To Schools

The “Schools and Bitcoin” project will help educate high school students in Argentina about the importance of cryptocurrency and its relevance to the financial system.

According to Chainalysis data, Argentina is one of the countries with a high crypto adoption rate in Latin America. Due to inflation and exchange controls depleting purchasing power, some citizens of the country have fled to crypto and bitcoin. This is why Bitcoin Argentina, an NGO dedicated to the growth of the country’s Bitcoin ecosystem, has decided to launch an education project that will teach high school students about cryptocurrency.

The “Schools and Bitcoin” project, launched in collaboration with the humanitarian organization Built with Bitcoin, aims to educate high school students about this new alternative finance system. According to Jimena Vallone of Bitcoin Argentina, the project is a continuation of an earlier pilot project in which students in the country demonstrated great enthusiasm and interest in learning about cryptocurrency. She elaborated:

“There is a desire to innovate, to know what is happening with Bitcoin and blockchain, and to train and learn. All this was the starting point to start thinking about the project, which begins with 40 schools, but we hope to have a larger number.”

A Needs-Driven Initiative

“Schools and Bitcoin” aims to reach over 4,000 high school students, with classes and content tailored to each of the regions where these classes will be held. Regarding this, Vallone stated:

“The content used will be varied, changing with each school. Argentina is a diverse country, so it is necessary to think about each context when introducing the material.”

However, the core will remain the same: teaching students about Bitcoin’s “transparent, open, inclusive, traceable, and secure” characteristics. This is reportedly the first of its kind in Latin America, where countries such as Brazil and Venezuela are known to be active in the cryptocurrency sector.

The approval of the education project is significant in light of the debt restructuring agreement signed between the Argentina and the International Monetary Fund, which included a clause suggesting that the government discourage the use of cryptocurrency in the country.