$10 Of Free Bitcoin For College Students

UPDATE: .edu promotion is no longer available.

Recently two MIT students raised enough money to give $100 worth of bitcoin to all 4,500 undergraduates on campus. This project will give many students who have never transacted with bitcoin the opportunity to learn, build, and experiment with the capabilities of cryptocurrency. At Coinbase, we were inspired by this project and hope we can contribute to the growing interest of bitcoin among college students.

To support bitcoin awareness among college students, today we are announcing a bitcoin giveaway: we are gifting $10 worth of bitcoin to students who create a new Coinbase account using their .edu email address. In addition, people who refer others at their school will get $1 for each person referred.  We started this giveaway a few days ago, and it’s already off to a great start. Here is the current leaderboard with the most popular universities so far.


We believe that getting more young scholars thinking about and transacting in bitcoin will help spur the growth of the ecosystem and contribute to the ever-increasing creative ways bitcoin is being used to make the world a better place.

Help Us Spread The Word:

Tweet or share this blog post, or send it to your friends in college. How many colleges students can we get to sign up to get $10 of bitcoin?

If you are a college student without an existing Coinbase account, sign up here to try it out.

*Terms and Conditions:

  • This offer is good for a limited time and up to a limited, aggregate value on a first-come, first-served basis for new accounts only.
  • The offer is good only once per customer, and once per access device.
  • Our privacy policy and standard user terms, including posted exchange rates and exchange fees apply. You are not required to sell your bitcoin or to buy more bitcoin. Users must be 18 years old or above.
  • Recipients of free bitcoin are ineligible for referee bonuses provided in other Coinbase promotions.
  • This offer is good for select .edu domains only. We have tried to include the top 500 universities worldwide (this is not U.S. focused) but we can’t guarantee all universities are supported. We may also disable certain universities where we see abuse.