Author: Michael Gord

Bitcoin Airdrop 2016

Bitcoin Airdrop Initiative Expands across Canada and Globally No Comments

Last September, the McGill Cryptocurrency Club hosted a Bitcoin Airdrop during the McGill orientation week, after a partnership with ChangeTip enabled the club to give bitcoin to the incoming class of students. This September, the Blockchain Education Network is expanding the airdrop across Canada and the United States, thanks to a partnership with Student blockchain hubs in Toronto, ...

Distributed: Trade

Blockchain Hackathon Distributed: Trade Has $25k in Prizes No Comments

On June 12-13, 2016, a day prior to the Distributed: Trade conference, BTC Media and SixThirty announced a 24-hour blockchain hackathon with a total of $25,000 in prize money. The hackathon will put teams from corporate giants, blockchain industry experts and the top universities in the world against each other to build the next generation of blockchain applications to solve problems in payment...

Blockchain Madness 2016 Powered by Purse

3 Canadian Universities Compete in First Annual Blockchain Madness No Comments

Starting on March 15th, the Blockchain Education Network is launching an elimination style trivia gameshow called Blockchain Madness. There are six Universities in total who are participating, including three in Canada and three in the United States, and competing for a bitcoin prize. Nicholas Abouzeid, the director of Operations of the Blockchain Education Network, commented on the event. ...


New Proposal Can Change Digital Currencies Laws in Europe No Comments

A new proposal was announced by the European Commission that can drastically change the environment for digital currencies in the European Union. This is after Bitcoin was determined by the European Court of Justice to be treated in the same way as traditional money. In a statement they released that bitcoin transactions "are exempt from VAT (value-added tax) under the provision conce...

jamie robinson

Jamie Robinson from QuickBT Discusses the Canadian Bitcoin Ecosystem No Comments

The bitcoin community has grown substantially since the beginning of 2009. As the community grows, so does the number of businesses that build the bitcoin infrastructure. Many early bitcoin businesses stop being able to compete and fade into oblivion. The ones who have stuck around though have become the foundation of the industry. QuickBT is one of those businesses that has stuck around in Canada...

Students in the College Cryptocurrency Network at a conference

Dean Masley explains the rebranding of the College Cryptocurrency Network No Comments

Recently, Dean Masley, the executive director of the College Cryptocurrency Network announced that the network was rebranding to the Blockchain Education Network, to better represent the new direction of the network. The College Cryptocurrency Club is a non-profit network of bitcoin clubs around the world that collaborates, shares ideas and helps spread the grassroots bitcoin movement on Universit...