Bitcoin adoption is a huge deal for some universities around the world and this time around it is McGill University that has taken serious interest. Students of the Canadian school will be receiving 30 BTC ($7) as part if their non-profit project known as “The McGill University Bitcoin Airdrop” and together with Montreal’s Bitcoin Embassy.
Students of McGill school will be given an envelope filled with information about Bitcoin. In addition, they will also receive a paper wallet and instructions that will shoe them how to get those coins onto a web or online wallet. They will also find a public key on the outside of the envelope that the organizers will use to fund the paper wallets in front of the students. For hose students that know nothing about the Bitcoin industry or Bitcoin mining hardware and so on, this might be their introduction to a Bitcoin transaction. Moreover, the Montreal Bitcoin Embassy will be giving students the chance to participate in free workshops and lectures on the virtual currency.
Back in 2014 another project called “The Bitcoin MIT Giveaway” made the news with students receiving US$100 worth of Bitcoins in hopes of creating a buzz about the popular digital currency.