29 Oct '14, 4pm

MIT Undergrads Can Now Claim Their Free $100 in Bitcoin

MIT Undergrads Can Now Claim Their Free $100 in Bitcoin

Half a million dollars-worth of bitcoin is being given away to undergraduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as part of a scheme to encourage use and awareness of the digital currency. From yesterday, each MIT undergrad became eligible to claim $100 in bitcoin (0.290272 BTC at press time) by completing a survey hosted by The MIT Bitcoin Project, the student organisation that is organising the giveaway. However, students looking to obtain the free funds will have to hurry. The survey must be completed before the scheme ends on 2nd November. The survey results will form part of a study conducted by the organisers to promote the university as a "global hub" for bitcoin research and business. The MIT Bitcoin Project was announced in April after two MIT students, Jeremy Rubin and Dan Elitzer, raised $500,000 from university alumni and members of the bitcoin commun...

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