The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is set to hold its second industry event in March.
will be held over two days on 7th and 8th March, featuring a number of notable speakers from the digital currency ecosystem. The event comes less than a year after the first conference took place in May of 2014.
Wang told CoinDesk:
Bitcoin grows at MIT
The giveaway was organized by the MIT Bitcoin Project, which sponsored a bitcoin app development contest last summer.
Jonathan Harvey-Buschel, president of the MIT Bitcoin Club, said that the event gives local developers an opportunity to learn how the industry has changed in the past year and “foreshadow the developments to come”.
The idea of bitcoin, according to Harvey-Buschel, is spreading through word of mouth, even by those who aren't actively involved in the university's cryptocurrency organizations.
"Students are finding existing services to use their bitcoin on, as well as creating their own," he said. "In fact, ordering food online via Foodler using bitcoin was something I had heard about from a student outside of the club, after the airdrop."
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