The Blockchain Education Network (BEN) has announced a Bitcoin airdrop to four Chicago Universities today. This year BEN’s “Back-to-School Blockchain Initiative” has spread to more cities than ever before to show students the power of cryptocurrency.
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Chicago College Students Get A Free Taste of Bitcoin
The first bitcoin airdrop experience initiated in 2014 by the MIT Bitcoin Club. This year BEN wants to expand its outreach by airdropping in multiple cities across the U.S. Today the student airdrop will give students Bitcoin at Illinois Tech, the University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul, and the University of Chicago.
The project is meant to teach students how to use Bitcoin wallets, transact with the cryptocurrency and understand the technology. The BEN initiative explains: