Starting in Fall 2024, Wyoming high school students will start learning the future
of finance and the importance of digital literacy through the Wyo BEE program.
Wyo BEE stands for “Wyoming Blockchain Education for Everyone.” The program will provide
12 teaching modules for high school juniors, seniors, and community college students
to access. Included in the program will be a digital game and a textbook, co-authored
by Steve Lupien, University of Wyoming Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation
(CBDI) director. The modules will also have teacher’s manuals, quizzes and NFT certification
for students who complete the coursework successfully.
To date, Wyoming has passed more than 35 bills enabling blockchain and digital assets,
intending to positively impact Wyoming’s economy by creating jobs, new business development,
and attracting existing blockchain and digital assets businesses to the state.
Wyo BEE was created through funding made available to states by the federal government
to develop initiatives rebuilding their economics following the COVID-19 pandemic.
To administer the funds, the Wyoming Innovation Partnership (WIP) was created at the request of Governor Mark Gordon in 2021 to modernize and focus
Wyoming’s efforts to develop a resilient workforce and economy.
The effort aims to better align Wyoming’s economic development agenda by increasing
collaborations between state entities and ultimately local partners. The partnership
involves the University of Wyoming, the state’s community colleges, Wyoming Business
Council, and Department of Workforce Services with an emphasis on developing innovative
solutions that support and enhance Wyoming’s economy, workforce, and sources of revenue.
Wyo BEE is designed to be updated on a regular basis to provide students with the
latest information, trends and developments in digital assets. Future plans will expand
the program to community college, university and adult education students.
The University of Wyoming Center for Blockchain & Digital Innovation selected Digital Wealth News to produce a series of 12 educational modules on blockchain for Wyoming high school
and community college students. The modules were created by American Crypto Academy.
Cindy Taylor of Digital Wealth News interviews Steve Lupien, CBDI director, about Wyoming, digital
assets, Wyo Bee and more. Read a summary.
Interviews about others involved in creating the Wyo BEE program can be found at Digital
Wealth News: Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon, Caitlin Long, Michelle Aldrich, Jahon Jamali, Candace Ryder, and Bill Taylor.
Session 1 - Intro to Crypto & Blockchain Technology
Session 2 - Blockchain Use Cases
Session 3 - Bitcoin
Session 4 - Ethereum & Smart Contracts
Session 5 - Crypto Wallets
Session 6 - Ways to Buy Cryptocurrency
Session 7 - Cryptocurrency Risk
Session 8 - NFTs
Session 9 - Blockchain Gaming
Session 10 - AI & Blockchain Technology
Session 11 - AI & Future Technology
Session 12 - Resources.
UW Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation1000 E. University Ave.Laramie, WY 82071(307) 766-6847