A high school in Texas has become the first high school to accept cryptocurrency and open its doors to cryptocurrency.
The Atascos Community High School is located in the city of Atascosa and is a private elementary school.
The school was founded by a group of high school students in the fall of 2016 and is named after the city’s largest charter school.
On Monday, a group from the school held a meeting to plan the school’s first cryptocurrency exchanges, with the first to go live taking place in mid-March.
The new cryptocurrency exchange is called Crypto Exchange, and is being built on the CryptoCurrency Foundation’s Blockchain, a platform for digital currencies.
The foundation’s CEO, Mark Gaffney, says the school will not be the first school to take advantage of cryptocurrencies, but that it will be the school that will be leading the trend.
“There are a lot of schools that are very focused on blockchain and crypto education, but we think there are a couple schools that haven’t yet built their own,” he told The Daily Signal.
“So we are bringing it to them and hoping that it’s going to be a game changer.”
Gaffneys team of high schools alumni includes a few high school alumni and high school graduates.
“This is something that has been on the mind of a lot [of] us,” he said.
“We all have been working on this.
It’s something that we are very passionate about and we’ve all done research on it.”
The school will be accepting cryptocurrency for a short time before expanding to accept more cryptocurrencies in the future.
Crypto Exchange is still in the process of establishing a formal curriculum for its students, with guidance from the Texas Department of Education.
Atascochas students have the opportunity to take classes in math, science, English, and computer science.
“It will be an exciting time to be able to learn the things we want to learn,” said freshman Emma Williams.
“I’m really excited to be learning from this.”
Williams is one of the students who started to work on the cryptocurrency exchange.
“When I first started looking into this, I thought, oh, this is crazy.
There are so many other opportunities out there,” she said.
After her classwork, Williams took her first Bitcoin class with a tutor and quickly learned the basics.
She says it took her a year to really understand the benefits of the cryptocurrency.
“In college, I got my first computer and I was in a virtual world where I was the CEO of this company,” she recalled.
“After that, I had to learn how to use the software.
I learned the rules of this virtual world, and it was really fun.”
Williams hopes to go back to college and earn a degree in computer science in the near future.
“The whole idea behind this is just that it could be a pathway to become a programmer or to go to school and have more of an opportunity to learn.”
Giffney says the foundation has also been involved in other high school programs.
“They were interested in building the school so we would be able, if this were to happen, to do a similar thing for students at other schools,” he explained.
“Our hope is that we can build a school that’s focused on education, so they have a chance to succeed.”
In a blog post, the school wrote that the school would have a small amount of cryptocurrency, but would be open to cryptocurrency for the whole school year.
Gaffyans team of alumni is excited about the project.
“To me, this project feels like a big leap forward,” he added.
“But it’s also a lot about the kids, because it’s a small-group project and it’s their chance to get involved and build their own future.”
Gafney says there is a long road ahead, and the first batch of students is still coming in.
“At this point, there are about 10 students that are really excited,” he noted.
“Most of them will get into some of the programming, but it’s not a lot.”
“We’re hoping to have a lot more in the next couple of months,” he concluded.
“That’s when we’ll get into a really good place.”
Gafferney told The Verge that the group is currently working with the Texas Education Agency and has been working with Texas officials on the project and its curriculum.
The goal of Crypto Exchange was to offer a unique way for students to learn and build skills in a safe environment.
“You’re going to see a lot people get into this,” he stated.
“What we hope is the people that are going to take the classes will come away with a real appreciation for what we’re doing.”
Atascoca’s Crypto Exchange opened its doors on February 18, and Gaffey says the community is looking forward to the future of cryptocurrency education.
“Every day we hear