A little while ago, we talked briefly about the Bitcoin Airdrop that would take place in Canada, courtesy of Bitcoin Embassy Canada and McGill Cryptocurrency Club. According to the latest information we have received, the initiative can be deemed a complete success. Bitcoin adoption and awareness in Canada has received another significant boost thanks to this event.
The Second McGill University Bitcoin Airdrop
Initiatives to increase Bitcoin awareness and adoption around the world are in full force, as of late, which is a trend we can only applaud. And, with a little bit of help from Bitcoin-related platforms and companies willing to sponsor such events, a great deal can be accomplished in a very small amount of time.
The latest Bitcoin Airdrop at McGill University, organized by Bitcoin Embassy Canada and McGill Cryptocurrency Club, was a great success. The airdrop itself took place on April 23rd & 24th of this year, yet, it took a while before we received all the necessary information. But, what did this Bitcoin Airdrop entail exactly?
You have to keep in mind this initiative was organized during the Open Air Pub, organized by the Engineering Undergraduate Society. These OAPs are a McGill University tradition, dating back to its inception in 1982. Back in those days, the Open Air Pub started out with engineering students handing out free drinks from one single table on the campus grounds.
Fast forward to 2015, and McGill’s Open Air Pub has undergone a tremendous evolution – in a good way. During the fall, OAP has grown out to a two-week long festival of barbecue, a few beers and lots of live music performances. These days, an average Open Air Pub draws in a few thousand visitors over the course of its duration.
Needless to say, such an event is a perfect opportunity to introduce a lot of people to Bitcoin and digital currency. And, that is exactly the goal of this latest Bitcoin Airdrop: increasing Bitcoin awareness on a large scale. Bitcoin Educational Packages were handed out during both days of the Bitcoin Airdrop, with every package containing a paper wallet holding 17,000 bits (worth roughly US$four at current values).
Providing a Bitcoin paper wallet is one thing, but, instructions are also needed on how to redeem that wallet and make the newly acquired Bitcoin spendable. A small guide was included in every Bitcoin Education Package as well, including details on how to redeem the paper wallet, as well as more details on Bitcoin itself.
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