Nas Academy Will Introduce Token-Gated Web3 Courses
Nas Academy and Invisible College collaborate to provide an online Web3 learning library with NFT access.
A membership NFT gives the owner access to an exclusive community and may reward its members with loyalty perks such as merchandise or discounts. Nas Academy, the education technology platform founded by vlogger Nuseir Yassin, aims to award a specific NFT community with its online courses.
Nas Academy will offer Web3 and crypto courses in collaboration with Invisible College, an e-learning platform focused on Web3. To join Invisible College, you must have at least one Decentralien NFT.
One of the benefits of an NFT-based membership is that once students have completed the courses, they can sell the Decentralian NFT and receive a return on their tuition investment or recoup the course value. Another prospective student can then use the NFT.
Nas Academy’s chief operating officer, Alex Dwek, told Blockworks that the company is committed to driving Web3 adoption through education via the Invisible College network.
“Together we plan to build the largest community of learners, builders and investors to help serve the wider web3 ecosystem.”Alex Dwek, COO,Nas Academy
Since December 2021, Invisible College has been operating as a Web3 educational source, accepting NFTs as a tuition credit for access to recorded lessons, fireside chats, and other content.
In a statement, Invisible College co-founder Nick deWilde said that “combining a catalogue of high-quality courses with an NFT collection is a fundamentally new way to empower students to own their education,” and he credits Web3 technology for this.
It is now collaborating with Nas Academy, best known as a resource for emerging content creators. The academy, which offers certificates in social media and video editing, also has a growing selection of courses for the crypto-curious investor or creator.
Classes ranging from $49 to $597, which are normally paid by credit card or cryptocurrency, will be free for Decentralien NFT holders beginning September 1. “How to Launch an NFT Project,” taught by influencer Zeneca, and “Bored Ape Yacht Club, Explained,” taught by a BAYC investor are among the titles.
Cohort-learning or group-based instruction, live interactive sessions, and monthly Zoom meetups with crypto experts may be beneficial to students.
Pitango, BECO Capital, FTX, and HOF Capital were among the investors who contributed to the startup’s recent $12 million Series B funding round.
Furthermore, as education becomes more online, traditional educators, such as textbook publisher Pearson, do not want to fall behind. According to Bloomberg, the company’s CEO, Andy Bird, is considering using blockchain and NFT technology to take a cut from second-hand sales of its online textbooks and materials.