Ethereum for australian students

Sydney University launched the project letting students earn cryptocurrency by making purchases via mobile app
17 October 2017   3087

A public university in Sydney tied up with the University of New South Wales and the startup LoyaltyX to let students participate in Unify Rewards program where they can earn ETHs making transactions through specially developed mobile application at stores located in the area of Sydney University. Students receive $5 worth of Ethereum for every ten transactions they make. The duration of the program is from October 6 to November 20 of 2017 and involves 500 participants.

By launching such project LoyaltyX and UNSW want to collect data about the peculiarities of behaviour of students when they get Ethereums in comparison with traditional points.

We are confident that they will find it much more attractive, but the study will give us a more definitive answer.

 

Andrew Lowe

Managing director, LoyaltyX

It’s not the first time when world famous universities use cryptocurrency to interact with students. Massachusetts Institute of Technology operated with cryptocurrency several times, distributing $500,000 in Bitcoins to undergraduate students and announcing launch of Litecoin project which was never actually implemented.

MyEtherWallet to Roll Out MEW Connect

The application provides a secure login to user accounts
19 September 2018   297

Developers of the popular wallet MyEtherWallet presented the final version of the mobile application MEW Connect.

The application provides a secure login to user accounts. With MEW Connect, users do not need to enter a private key to open a wallet. Instead of using a private key, the introduction of which may pose a security risk, the user reads a special QR code.

Kosala Hemachandra, MyEtherWallet founder in talk with TechCrunch said that he he hopes beta users will comb through the code and help find issues with the app before its wider release.

The app is available for both iOs and Android. MyEtherWallet.com service is visited daily by about 600 thousand users.

Recall, the beta version of MEW Connect was introduced in July.