The San Francisco-based bitcoin wallet provider has successfully given away free bitcoin to more than 20,000 college students.
CyptoCoins News reported that any student signing up for Coinbase would receive $10 worth of bitcoin. Students were required to verify enrollment by signing up with an email domain ending in “edu.”
At the time Coinbase founder, Fred Ehrsam, announced the limited time offer on Twitter, it was only available to a handful of “edus.”
Now the international digital wallet has posted a list of the top 10 schools with the most signups. The University of Michigan led the way with 941 signups. The University of California, Berkeley wasn’t far behind with 939 signups, the University of Illinois had 873 and the University of Texas ranked number four with 698 signups.
Some users complained via Reddit that they were having trouble signing up. But Ehrsam quickly replied, “It’s because so many people have signed up from Berkeley today (seriously).”
@choi_kl @Berkeley it’s because so many people have signed up from Berkeley today
— Fred Ehrsam (@FEhrsam) May 8, 2014
Students at other colleges including