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New York Mayor-Elect Says Schools Should Teach About Cryptocurrency

By Business Insider

November 18, 2021

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New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams may not be sworn into office until 2022, but he's already taking a swing at policy changes around bitcoin and blockchains.

Adams wants schools to teach children about cryptocurrency technology, he said in an interview with CNN "State of the Union," as a way to increase young people's awareness of how bitcoin and cryptocurrency works.

"Cryptocurrency is a new way for paying for goods and services," Adams said. "We must open our schools to teach the technology, to teach this new way of thinking when it comes down to paying for goods and services."

Teaching cryptocurrency in schools isn't necessarily new, with students from local high schools to the university-level beginning to integrate crypto topics into their curriculum. Adams did not specify at which education level he would like to see crypto enter the curriculum.

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