Editor’s note: The article has been updated with insights from BEN executive director Dean Masley.
The Blockchain Education Network, a grassroots non-profit college collective of cryptocurrency enthusiasts and advocates distributed free bitcoin to students in multiple Chicago campuses this weekend.
Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that fundamentally goes against the ideals of centralization and the suits at the top of the financial food chain. Convenience and low to negligible fees are among its core offerings at a time when it is gaining awareness through increasing adoption around the world. Naturally, the cryptocurrency makes a good fit with college [...]