The Blockchain Education Network (BEN) is launching its yearly airdrop, an educational campaign and event where students and blockchain clubs at academic institutions from around the world receive digital assets that introduce them to blockchain technology. The campaign will last for 28 days starting on September 1st. Students from across the world are eligible to sign up for the airdrop. On September 29, the airdrop will be distributed during a global Zoom party hosted by the BEN executive team.
BEN is an international community that has educated students, professors, and alumni since 2014 about the potential of blockchain technology. Members are provided with discussion forums and meetups, free special access to conferences and hackathons, and over four years of educational content. The network includes blockchain clubs from Rutgers University, MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, and University of Michigan all the way to İstanbul Bilgi, IIT Bombay, and Tsinghua University.
“We’re excited to offer the Rutgers Business School Blockchain Hub and Rutgers students another opportunity to learn first hand about the digital asset space. This experience will help prepare them for a future where this technology will be essential in business transactions of all kinds. Proud to be working with BEN to make it happen!” – Chris Buren, Rutgers Business School Blockchain Hub president.
“BEN Turkey is participating in the BEN Global Airdrop which will help students learn about the digital asset space and why it’s needed. We will be giving this airdrop to our 5 existing blockchain clubs at Bahçeşehir, İstanbul, Sabancı, İstanbul Bilgi, and Kocaeli universities. With this opportunity, we also aim to reach new students from universities in Turkey that don’t have blockchain clubs yet.” – Müge Sarıtaş, BEN Turkey marketing coordinator.
The BEN Global Airdrop allows students to engage with blockchain by downloading a digital wallet, setting up an account on specific exchanges and other platforms, and becoming familiar with what it means to exchange value over the internet. This year, students will be given Bitcoin (BTC), provided by GDA Capital, and GAME Credits (GAME) tokens, an ERC20 that represents a new standard in digital assets for the gaming industry. BEN encourages other digital asset projects who want to engage academic institutions to reach out to get involved.
GAME Credits, a blockchain gaming network and one of this year’s main supporters, has allocated $5,000 USD worth of ERC20 tokens for 1,000 students. This will help students understand how their favorite video games could benefit from having internal, blockchain-based currencies.
“BEN has been a leader in blockchain education and empowerment for many years now. GAME Credits also believes in investing in the future and education and working with institutions of higher learning is a large part of our culture. It only makes sense to take part in the BEN Global Airdrop, which helps further the ethos that BEN has established of cultivating the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs” – Jason Cassidy, CEO of GAME Credits.