Digital financial revolution tour to reach Leimert Park

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By Erin Herriford

Contributing Writer

LEIMERT PARK — A digital financial revolution program will be offered at the Leimert Park Plaza, starting at 3 p.m May 28.

The program will be conducted by Najah Roberts, who calls herself the “queen of Crypto.” It is part of her second nationwide Digital Financial Revolution Tour, which will visit 41 urban communities throughout the United States.

Roberts is a pioneering tech entrepreneur versed in crypto currency and Bitcoin.

She is the founder chief executive officer of Crypto Blockchain Plug, the first Black-owned cryptocurrency exchange, and one of just three brick-and-mortar digital cryptocurrency businesses in the country.

Roberts said the second annual Digital Financial Revolution Tour may preview the future economic Armageddon for Black America.

Actor Hill Harper of the CBS show “The Good Doctor” is one of the scheduled speakers.

The event is free and open to the public and includes entertainment, free bitcoins and merchandise giveaways.

Roberts said the purpose of her tour is to positively transform the financial mindset and financial trajectory of poor and middle-income people of color.

She said the event will educate those in attendance on how to use bitcoin and cryptocurrency as an option to save and grow wealth. Participants will learn exactly what Bitcoin is and why it is important. She also will explain how to download a digital wallet.

According to Wikipedia, bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that can be transferred person to person. Bitcoin transactions are verified by network nodes through cyrptography and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. The cryptocurrency was invented in 2008 by an unknown person or group of people using the name Satoshi Nakamoto. The currency began use in 2009 when its implementation was released as open-source software.

Satoshis, the smallest denomination of bitcoin, will be given away so that participants can see in real-time what a bitcoin transaction looks like.

“The pandemic has accelerated the economic destruction of many of our urban communities,” Roberts said. “I fear that we are already in a recessionary cycle, and this combined with runaway inflation could wipe out generational wealth for everyday African Americans.”

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