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Students to Receive Free Bitcoin in McGill University ‘Airdrop’

Yessi Bello Perez
Jan 27, 2015 at 11:51 UTC
Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 11:53 UTC
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Six hundred students at Canada’s McGill University are set to receive 30 mBTC ($7) each as part of a joint initiative to promote bitcoin adoption.

The event, launched by the McGill Cryptocurrency Club and Montreal’s Bitcoin Embassy, is due to take place in the spring and is seeking donations from the public that will be held in a multisig wallet.

The McGill Cryptocurrency Club said:

“Our hope is that by running an airdrop, we will bring more students from the informational and communal fringe into the heart of the [bitcoin] community. “

The participating students will also receive educational information and invitations to free bitcoin lectures and workshops.

The initiative was inspired by the MIT Bitcoin Airdrop, where 500,000 dollars-worth of bitcoin was given away to students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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