The Blockchain Education Network (BEN) has recently announced its partnership with BTC.com for the upcoming Bitcoin Airdrop this September. The “Back-to-School Blockchain Initiative” has expanded its goals by working with a dozen universities across North America to grow educate students on blockchain technology.
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BEN Will Airdrop Bitcoins to College Students This Fall Semester
School is beginning soon, and the Blockchain Education Network wants to take advantage of this time by encouraging students to participate in its Airdrop. The initiative will be the first of three steps making up BEN’s semester-long plan, running September through November.
A Bitcoin Airdrop has become an annual tradition during the fall semester, says the organization.
The concept was first created in 2014 by the MIT Bitcoin Club, who raised $500 thousand to spread $100 worth of bitcoin to each participating student. In Canada, the McGill Cryptocurrency Club continued the tradition in 2015. So far, thousands of people in college have received their first bitcoins from these projects.
Dean Masley, executive director of BEN, explains: