LeBron James' education project intends to support 1,600 students in his homeland. However, it appears that not every Crypto.com user is delighted with the initiative.
LeBron James, a three-time NBA champion and centre for the Los Angeles Lakers, announced Friday that he will work with digital currency exchange Crypto.com to enhance educational and professional development initiatives based on Web3. According to the Akron Beacon Journal, the partnership will support 1,600 schoolchildren in LeBron James' hometown of Akron, Ohio learn about the technology behind crypto and how it can enhance their future career options.
James said, "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."
In digital and in-person meetings with specialists from Crypto.com, students will learn regarding the various opportunities accessible in the sector. The following are comments made by Kris Marszalek, co-founder and CEO of Crypto.com:
“We couldn't be more proud to join LJFF [LeBron James Family Foundation] in providing opportunities to increase educational and workforce development while delivering the tools and access that will empower the next generation to build a better and more inclusive future.”
With a daily trading volume of $3 billion, Crypto.com is now the 5th largest exchange. It has a user base of over 10 million people. Not everyone, however, was happy with the move. Some people believe the firm should have focused more on enhancing the user experience instead of investing in such collaborations.