NEWS ORLEANS, February 23, 2022 — In partnership with Xavier University of Louisiana, Circle Internet Financial celebrates 55 students who completed Circle’s Circle U: Digital Financial Literacy pilot. The free, comprehensive blockchain-based financial services curriculum was launched via four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as part of a pilot program announced in September 2022. Students who complete the Circle U curriculum will have early access to apply for internships and employment with Circle. “Circle U is greatly beneficial to Xavier students and is a great program not only for business students, but any students interested in learning about cryptocurrency and blockchain,” said Kenson Barnes, a senior at Xavier University of Louisiana studying business management. Partnership with HBCUs is critical to expanding access to digital financial literacy and ensuring a more inclusive financial future.