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500 HAN University students in Netherlands to get free bitcoins

by Leon Pick
    500 HAN University students in Netherlands to get free bitcoins
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    500 new students in the Computer Science, Media and Communications disciplines at HAN University in Arnhem, Netherlands will receive 2 euros worth of bitcoins (0.0053 BTC) as part of introducing and educating them on cryptocurrency.

    They will also be given wallets and instruction on how to operate a local Bitcoin ATM.

    A deal was also made with local pubs to offer discounts when purchasing with Bitcoin.

    The university is partnering with local Bitcoin payment processor BitKassa to facilitate the distribution.

    The country has become a bit of a Bitcoin haven. At the opposite end of the country in The Hague, Bitcoin Boulevard has been a success and has inspired its US counterpart in Cleveland Heights.

    The distribution may have been inspired by that taking place at MIT, where in a few days each undergraduate student will receive $100 worth of bitcoins. In addition to the wide gap in the amount awarded, the message being given over to the students differs as well: MIT is encouraging research and projects with the coins, whereas HAN is encouraging students to spend them how they wish.

    500 new students in the Computer Science, Media and Communications disciplines at HAN University in Arnhem, Netherlands will receive 2 euros worth of bitcoins (0.0053 BTC) as part of introducing and educating them on cryptocurrency.

    They will also be given wallets and instruction on how to operate a local Bitcoin ATM.

    A deal was also made with local pubs to offer discounts when purchasing with Bitcoin.

    The university is partnering with local Bitcoin payment processor BitKassa to facilitate the distribution.

    The country has become a bit of a Bitcoin haven. At the opposite end of the country in The Hague, Bitcoin Boulevard has been a success and has inspired its US counterpart in Cleveland Heights.

    The distribution may have been inspired by that taking place at MIT, where in a few days each undergraduate student will receive $100 worth of bitcoins. In addition to the wide gap in the amount awarded, the message being given over to the students differs as well: MIT is encouraging research and projects with the coins, whereas HAN is encouraging students to spend them how they wish.

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