NBA superstar LeBron James has partnered with crypto exchange Crypto.com to support educational and workforce development opportunities focused on Web 3, according to Crypto.com.
Part of the program involves teaching blockchain technology to inner-city schoolchildren.“I want to ensure that communities like the one I come from are not left behind,” James said in a statement. “Blockchain technology is revolutionizing our economy, sports and entertainment, the art world, and how we engage with one another.”James’ hometown Akron Beacon Journal says students in the I Promise program will learn about blockchain technology and related career fields from experts provided by Crypto.com.Crypto.com, of course, purchased the naming rights to the Staples Center – home to James’ Los Angeles Lakers – late last year for a reported $700 million. That venue is now named Crypto.com Arena.Many sports stars, such as Steph Curry and Tom Brady, have entered into sponsorship deals with crypto firms, but the partnership is believed to be James’ first major deal with a crypto company.
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