Op Ed: Blockchain Education Network Hosts Month-Long Blockchain Accelerator

The Blockchain Education Network (BEN) is finishing its 2016 fall initiative with a month-long blockchain accelerator to encourage students who have recently discovered the blockchain to dive into developing applications for it.

In September, the Blockchain Education Network partnered with BTC.com, Wall of Coins, e-BIT and BTC Media to host a global Bitcoin Airdrop, where regional leaders could give out free bitcoin as incentive for students to come to their first club event. In October, the Blockchain Education Network crowdsourced a blockchain syllabus, called Blockchain Education Month, to encourage students to deepen their understanding of the blockchain.

Now throughout the month of November, BEN hosts its inaugural accelerator called the Blockchain Gauntlet, which includes an aggregation of local 24- and 48-hour hackathons. Any applications built during November can be entered into the Gauntlet, whether or not their team won their local hackathon. The added advantages of participating in the Gauntlet are that teams have extra time to test and refine their demo, and they can receive expert mentorship from the panel of Gauntlet judges and industry experts who can help take their project to the next level.

The Gauntlet will be judged

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