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Meet Jason King, the guy running for blockchain and homelessness

Not something you often hear in the same sentence.

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Blockchain and homelessness are not subjects one would easy correlate but they are the focus of a currently ongoing campaign called Blockchain Across America. In it, Jason King will run from the East to the West coast of the United States of America, in order to call attention to the blockchain technology and the problem of homelessness in the country.

One can say that King is a connoisseur of the blockchain industry. He was an early adopter who early spotted the potential of the technology – so much that, 5 years ago, he decided to do another run, going from one side of the country to the other. At that time, he focused more on Bitcoin, spreading the word about the cryptocurrency.

Because the industry is filled with several other crypto coins, this time King decided to broaden the scope and share the word on the underlying technology, blockchain. This is one of the most promising technologies at the moment, and King really believes in it.

In fact, he believes so much in it that he is the co-founder of the world’s first blockchain school, Kingsland School of Blockchain. This school offers a curriculum where the technology plays a central role and focus on two different sides of the market: blockchain development and also executive training.

King’s run also has another honorable purpose: raising attention to the problem of homelessness in the USA

According to the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, nearly 3.5 million people are homeless every year in the country. For such a developed country, these numbers are quite staggering.

As overwhelming as these numbers are, King believes that most people are not aware of them, which is why he is including this issue in his project – just like he had done in 2014. Other than raising awareness, he also aims to raise money for a project (Satoshi Forest Sanctuary) that works in order to take people off the streets.

In a time where people do less and less for the causes they believe in, it is refreshing to see someone like King who is passionate to the point of running throughout the country, from coast to coast.

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24 y/o, born and living in Portugal. Majored in Biology, but tech and computers were always a passion. Wrote for sites like Windows.Appstorm and MakeTechEasier.

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