Cryptocurrency is still on the rise, especially the most notable of them all: Bitcoin.

AfroTech previously reported on the basics of digital currency and debunked some myths about the growing market, and we’ll even explore this topic further at AfroTech 2021.

Cryptocurrency expert Isaiah Jackson, author of “Bitcoin & Black America” and co-host of “The Gentlemen of Crypto,” is a huge advocate for bitcoin education, especially in the Black community. With nearly 19,000 subscribers, his YouTube show is a daily live stream that discusses Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market from the lens of two Black men who are Certified Bitcoin Professionals. One of “The Gentlemen of Crypto’s” core values is bridging cryptocurrency and the community, its website reads.

“We cannot miss, in my opinion, the biggest financial revolution of our lifetime,” Jackson told AT about Black people getting educated on bitcoin. “And we can’t be left behind economically like we have in other time periods.”

There Is Power In Investing In Bitcoin

Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of both Twitter and Square Inc., believes there is power in investing in bitcoin because this type of investing can include more people worldwide.

“Learning about it and appreciating what it is for what it is and the potential it creates is important,” Dorsey told AfroTech. “The most exciting thing is, you can help develop and steer the future of it as well. Bitcoin is not owned by one person; it’s owned by everyone who participates in it in whatever way they do.”

He continued: “We get an opportunity to define something so foundational and so fundamental and bringing perspective from everywhere, especially in the Black community, of what’s worked and what hasn’t worked in the past and infusing that into something that we all use every single day.”

Najah Roberts, owner and CEO of Crypto Blockchain Plug, refers to herself as the chief visionary officer of her organization, which she says is one of the only brick and mortar cryptocurrency exchanges in the U.S. right now.

Roberts will have a discussion with Dorsey and Jackson about cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and the importance of getting into it during “The Promise of Bitcoin” on the Main Stage at AfroTech Conference.

Here are some other topics these crypto experts plan to discuss:

  • How to make sure Bitcoin education reaches kids 
  • Some misconceptions of Bitcoin in the Black community 
  • The cybersecurity behind Bitcoin 

You don’t want to miss this discussion. If you haven’t yet, there’s still time to grab your ticket!