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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Every undergraduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology next fall will be offered $100 in bitcoins in an experiment that students say will turn the prestigious university into one of the first places on the planet with widespread access to digital currency.

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Someone's going to end up with a lot of action figures and someone else is going to end up with a lot of worthless bitcoins.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2014-04-29 10:07 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Half will be spent in any MA bar that accepts them.

And maybe one guy will find them in 30 years and be a billionaire.

#2 | Posted by 88120rob at 2014-04-30 06:44 AM | Reply | Flag:

Why not just cut tuition by $100?

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2014-04-30 08:07 AM | Reply | Flag:

Why not just cut tuition by $100?

#3 | POSTED BY CATDOG

That would be 'real' money. They probably had the coins laying around from one of their "build a better miner" projects.

#4 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-04-30 09:56 AM | Reply | Flag:

They probably had the coins laying around from one of their "build a better miner" projects.

#4 | Posted by Lohocla

There ain't no stinkin coins.

#5 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-04-30 11:03 AM | Reply | Flag:

#5 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Really? No?? You're kidding?

Lighten up Frances,"Laying around" is a figure of speech.

#6 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-04-30 01:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

dogecoin is better. i dumped my bitcoin a few months back.

now, it's on to talledega!

to the moon!

#7 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-04-30 01:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

#3 | Posted by catdog
"Why not just cut tuition by $100?"

Given a $40K tuition, $100 wouldn't be...statistically significant.

#8 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-04-30 05:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Nine months' tuition for 2013–2014 is $43,210. In addition, undergraduate room and board is approximately $12,744.

I'm not sure what MIT is trying to prove, promote or teach but this no more significant than receiving a coupon book from Target.

#9 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-04-30 07:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

Too bad they can't give them common sense and morals.

#10 | Posted by Federalist at 2014-04-30 11:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

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