Today we are joined by Justin Rhedrick, aka Bitcoin Vegan. Justin is an author, has been involved with education projects with Black Bitcoin Billionaires, and is the co-founder and Executive Director of Bitcoin Transformation Community, a nonprofit focused on education, advocacy and workforce development, with a particular focus on going into US correctional facilities to identify and educate people incarcerated to develop the skills necessary to work within the bitcoin ecosystem upon release. Justin himself, as you’ll hear from in this podcast and others, was formerly incarcerated and knows first hand the challenges these folks face in re-entry, employment, and life. Justin’s heart and passion for bringing practical bitcoin education and tools to everyday people in the United States is undeniable, and we’ll do everything we can to support this project. If you’re a bitcoin business looking to hire, especially in mining, get in touch with Justin for access to an incredible talent pipeline.
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02:19 Justin’s background
05:34 From Bars to Bitcoin Documentary
09:35 Bitcoin Academy Marcy Projects
16:16 Income inequality
20:50 Growing up in Charlotte, NC
23:17 Friend gets killed
26:36 Finding Bitcoin
40:20 Ishai Jackson & BBB
43:57 Scams & SBF
51:18 Mass adoption
58:12 Educating & jobs for prison population
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