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Changpeng Zhao Launches Educational Platform Giggle Academy

Innovation | March 19, 2024

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CZ's Leap from Crypto to Education

In the backdrop of CZ's upcoming money laundering sentencing in April 2024, ex-Binance Founder Changpeng Zhao (CZ) has launched a new educational platform called Giggle Academy which aims to redefine the landscape of education, making learning accessible, engaging, and inclusive for everyone, everywhere.

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CZ announced the project on March 19, 2024, and confirmed that the educational initiative is a non-crypto project that doesn't involve any new token launches, and aims to provide free basic education for grades 1 to 12 through an adaptive, individualized curriculum. The academy wants to help those without access to basic schooling and includes a wide range of subjects, including blockchain, finance, AI, and EQ, which are not typically taught in current schools.


Giggle Academy Vision

At its core, Giggle Academy aims to make basic education accessible, engaging, and adaptive for children around the world, particularly targeting those in underprivileged regions who lack access to traditional educational resources. This project seeks to bridge the educational divide by offering a comprehensive curriculum that spans grades 1 to 12, covering both foundational subjects and advanced topics such as programming, arts, emotional intelligence, finance, and technology, including blockchain and AI.

  • Central to Giggle Academy's philosophy is the belief that education should be free, online, and adaptable to each learner's needs, leveraging the latest in AI and automation to deliver a personalized learning experience.
  • The platform intends to gamify the educational process, incorporating elements like badges, points, and rankings to make learning not just a necessity but a compelling and enjoyable activity.

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  • Giggle Academy's curriculum is designed to be adaptive, allowing students to specialize in subjects where they show particular strength or interest. This contrasts with traditional educational models that often push students towards average proficiency across a broad range of subjects. By focusing on their strengths, students can develop a deeper understanding and passion for their chosen fields, making them more valuable to the global job market.
  • The platform also introduces innovative certification methods, moving away from traditional degrees to a system of points, levels, and badges that are verifiable through blockchain technology. This approach aims to provide a more accurate representation of a student's skills and knowledge, making it easier for potential employers to assess their capabilities.
  • The initiative plans to implement anti-cheat mechanisms and foster a supportive community that includes parental involvement and peer support, recognizing the importance of addressing the social aspects of learning, including mental health and the need for a supportive learning environment.
  • The Giggle team is currently hiring, offering opportunities to work directly with CZ, particularly for teachers who can create digital content.

Why is CZ Doing This?

In the Giggle Academy concept paper, CZ admits:

I (CZ) thought about what to do next for a few months. I need to find something that has the maximum positive impact that I could achieve in this world. This would require me to do something that I am good at and scalable.


There are indications that CZ may face a harsher punishment than initially anticipated, with a potential prison sentence of 12-18 months. Following a court order, Zhao surrendered his Canadian passport as part of an updated bail agreement.  However, it's best to focus on the positive.

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In summary, Giggle Academy represents CZ's vision for a new era in education:  one that is free, accessible, and adaptable to the needs of learners worldwide. With engaged learners and bespoke curriculums, the Giggle Academy may just offer struggling parents and kids a new educational lifeline and some hope from the many problems plaguing traditional education today.  Something we could all use from time to time.

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