Japan Introduces Seniors To Cryptocurrencies With Dedicated Courses

Cryptocurrency tech can be overwhelming for some people accustomed to the centralized nature of fiduciary money and banks. And for seniors, the shock of using cryptocurrencies is even higher. That is why the Japanese Cryptocurrency Support Center, an educational institution, has decided to launch senior-dedicated cryptocurrency courses to introduce elderly people to the use of cryptocurrencies, and also to the basics of cryptocurrency trading. This according to an article first published by Bitcoin News.
Japan, in contrast with other countries, has recognized cryptocurrencies as legal currencies, and most people are invested or plans to invest in cryptocurrencies in the near future. With this cryptocurrency boom, there is a worry that elderly people could be left behind in this trend. Japan is an aging first world country where the average age is high, so the elderly comprise more than 27% of the population, according to the latest census, made in 2017.
According to the reports the courses will be imparted in two phases: the first phase, that deals with introductory tasks such as basic cryptocurrency concepts, sending and receiving crypto assets, opening an account in a cryptocurrency exchange and security concerns over handling such cryptocurrencies over the internet. People at the cryptocurrency center also declared that they will impart basic personal computer training to elders that need it. So even if they do not know how to operate a PC, they still will be able to learn.
The second and most advanced phase will deal with investment advice on cryptocurrencies, and studying cryptocurrency prices and behavior to try to predict the prices, and also tax advice for investors. They will use TradingView, a chart analysis program, as a tool to teach in this phase.
Japan has become a really important country, being always on the edge when we talk about cryptocurrencies, so this kind of courses trying to massify knowledge about crypto and adoption by the most vulnerable part of their society gives an example of inclusion for the whole community.

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