Black Girls Code has partnered with blockchain software technology company, ConsenSys, to launch an international training program aimed at helping young Black girls learn about cryptocurrency and the foundations of blockchain technology.
Students in the program will get the opportunity to participate in blockchain developer conferences, including a hackathon sponsored by ConsenSys.
“The ConsenSys team has consistently impressed me with their commitment to creating pathways for access and inclusion within the blockchain ecosystem and their passion for introducing these tools to the next generation of coders,” said Kimberly Bryant, Black Girls Code’s CEO to Forbes.
The curriculum will reach Black Girls Code chapters all over the world, from Oakland, New York City, Atlanta and Johannesburg, South Africa, according to Forbes.
Black Girls Code has introduced 60 young women of color to blockchain technology since last August, educating students on how to make their own smart contracts and cryptocurrencies.
“Our BGC tech divas have embraced blockchain technology with vigor and are excited by its potential to create equity and impact on a global scale,” said Bryant. “This partnership is an extremely important addition to an already vibrant ecosystem which will flourish by this influx of fresh ideas, perspectives, and insights.”
For more on how black women are breaking into cryptocurrency, check out our earlier story on some of the trailblazers making waves in the US.