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Blockchain Education Network Hosts Blockchain Gauntlet

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...

Second Bay BitHack Hackathon at UC Berkeley

The largest collegiate Bitcoin and blockchain technology hackathon was hosted in the San Francisco Bay Area. More than 50 outstanding developers and entrepreneurs competed in the second annual Bay BitHack, held at the Innovation Lab at the University of California,...

Nick Szabo Predicted Smart Contracts 20 Years Ago

Smart contract technology is booming with the release of Ethereum and programming languages such as Solidity and Serpent, that have made contracts much simpler to build and deploy. The idea has been around for a long time, though. Nick Szabo, the cryptographer known...

The College Cryptocurrency Network Rebrand to BEN

Recently, Dean Masley, the executive director of the College Cryptocurrency Network (CCN) announced that the network had rebranded to the Blockchain Education Network, to better represent the new direction of the organization. CCN is a global network of bitcoin and...