By FintechNews staff
NBA star Lebron James and his Lebron James Family Foundation (LJFF) have partnered with cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com to launch a series of educational and job training initiatives about Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and related technologies.
“Through this partnership, I PROMISE students and families will get a strong foundation in Web3 and the innovations behind blockchain-based decentralized applications powering the future of many sectors from finance to media to art,” per Crypto.com’s Friday statement.
LJFF’s “I PROMISE” program serves more than 1,600 students and their entire families with family programming and fundamental resources to help them be successful in school and beyond.
“Blockchain technology is revolutionizing our economy, sports and entertainment, the art world, and how we engage with one another. I want to ensure that communities like the one I come from are not left behind,” James said, per the statement.
James suggests that learning about blockchain and Web3 will help close the so-called digital divide separating more affluent people from those in lower-income areas. Roughly a quarter of U.S. adults with annual household incomes of less than $30,000 a year say they don’t own a smartphone, while tens of millions of children lack access to high-speed internet service, according to the Pew Research Center.
“I want to ensure that communities like the one I come from are not left behind,” James said.