Chester-based entrepreneur launches 'Bitcoin Lessons' learning app
Bitcoin Lessons, a fintech-focused learning app, has officially launched to help educate the public about the history of money and the world of Bitcoin.
Chester-based Gareth Stephens, Founder of Bitcoin Lessons, has spent the past 13 years building products for global software companies including GBG, where he was Head of Product as it progressed beyond a $1 billion dollar valuation.
The free app, available on both iOS and Android, offers a mobile-based bite-sized learning approach similar to popular language app Duolingo.
The free version of the app offers four lessons and users can also choose to pay to unlock all content and earn Bitcoin as they learn. By acting as an incentive to help people complete their learning, they are rewarded their own Bitcoin as they finish each lesson.
Gareth said: “Having been a passionate advocate of Bitcoin for many years I, like many, have trawled the web-based resources available to understand how the currency works, how to get started and how to take a more sophisticated approach to holding the currency in the long-term.
"It’s a minefield, especially for the time-poor. With many predicting that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies herald the future of money, it’s vital that it becomes simpler for everyone to understand why.
The app features further reading sections independently recommending the best podcasts, books and articles.
Bitcoin Lessons currently contains 11 lessons – from the history of where Bitcoin came from and how it compares to previous forms of money, to the strengths and weaknesses of Bitcoin and what the future may hold, as well as how to venture into the world of Bitcoin knowledgeable and confident.
Access to all 11 lessons is currently being offered free to anyone who is home-schooling children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bitcoin Lessons has already been downloaded by users in 53 countries.
Gareth added: “We’ve been amazed by the positive reaction to Bitcoin Lessons in our first few weeks and are really encouraged to see the locations where we seem to have hit a chord. So much so, we are now intending to produce translated versions with open access to all content for those in countries that need this knowledge the most.”