This fall, nearly two dozen campuses around the world will be hunting for $ 1 million worth of Bitcoins as part of the Satoshi's Treasure quiz.
The game is played by a small, mysterious company located on a tropical island and is funded by Primitive Ventures, as well as other well-known investors. Hundreds of cryptographic keys will be located around the world, the searches of which will be shrouded in riddles.
The first team to collect 400 key pieces will be able to get a prize.
According to one of the creators of the game, Eric Meltzer, currently more than 100,000 people have signed up by email to receive updates and announcements related to such tips (40 of them have already been released).
BlockVenture Coalition partners Tyler Weller and Philip Forte are now embarking on a campus tour of 20 universities in North America. They hold educational meetings and mini-quizas that help students join the game.
“Many students want to learn about blockchain and cryptocurrencies, but their universities do not have such disciplines.
We are committed to providing resources for many of these student groups, ”Wellener said.
IDEX CEO Alex Weirne said his exchange will also sponsor some campus workshops on bitcoin wallets and decentralized exchanges.
Jonathan Kalso, head of the University of Michigan blockchain group, said such sponsored meetings benefit students by providing hands-on learning opportunities and greater credibility to student clubs. His school is one of those in which there are no cryptocurrency courses.
Satoshi Treasure co-founder Jessica Wang said she helps student groups at several universities in China and Australia.
“Students are the future of the industry, so to attract more students, we are going to add small prizes to the game, for example, one bitcoin.
We plan to place more puzzles with physical locations across the planet, ”she said
Wang said that according to Google Analytics regarding the game’s website, approximately 60% of the traffic comes from the United States and Canada. They are followed by Russia, France and Indonesia. In this way, seminars in North America will be aimed at bringing students together around the world.
“We will have one key subject at the University of Asia and the other at the American University, so they will need to interact with each other,” she added
With a small grant from the Tezos Foundation, Satoshi Treasure organizers will be able to hire cryptography experts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to meet the demand for additional keys, speeding up the process of creating puzzles.
“The best cryptographic funds and teams will create even more puzzles.
We want as many interested parties as possible to be involved in the game, ”Wang concluded