BitDegree: a New Education-Oriented ICO

It’s like HackerRank and Coursera mashed together, powered by the Ethereum blockchain. And, you’re getting paid to learn.

I’m one of the 29,000,000 users of 000webhost and I’ve just been introduced to a new ICO. It’s called BitDegree, and basically, it’s a token that lets you take classes as a student and earn rewards. You can redeem these for services, which is pretty sweet. Hostinger and 000webhost users can get a free token since BitDegree is backed by them!

As a sponsor, you can recruit tech talents by giving them tokens. As a service, you can accept EDU tokens as payment. As a student, you get paid to learn. It’s basically a win-win situation for everyone involved! The EDU token is going to be released in Q1 2018, so your tokens can’t be received yet. But BitDegree is a decentralized application, so eventually, all Ethereum wallets that support dApps will be able to store EDU tokens!

BitDegree aims to solve the problems with online education. Students are getting the education they need for their job through BitDegree, and getting rewarded for doing so. “Universities and higher education institutions are universally failing to fulfill their mission — to teach their students what businesses needs. The gap between requirements of employers and student knowledge already exists and is widening,” the website states. “BitDegree innovation is a possibility for businesses to initiate and maintain dialogue with upcoming talent and reward them for achievements through smart-incentives.”

You can also earn additional EDU tokens by doing things listed here. You can earn an easy 15 tokens just for joining their Telegram channel, the easiest thing to do to earn tokens right now! However, the ICO isn’t announced yet, so it could be a while until EDU coins are distributed out.

One of the web coding courses is already available for free, and there are a lot more lessons that they are making. Right now you can learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and SQL for free here. More courses are coming soon!
BitDegree is for everyone, so they are also translating their pages into other people’s languages! If you want to help, you can do so here, and get even more free EDU tokens!

There are many more ways to earn EDU tokens, such as moderating the community, using a BitcoinTalk signature, creating articles about BitDegree, liking the BitDegree Facebook page, Tweeting with #BitDegree, and making artwork!