IBM Bitcoin Giveaway At Annual Campus Party
February 11, 2015

IBM Bitcoin Giveaway At Annual Campus Party

Campus Party is an annual technology festival where thousands of “campuseros” (hackers, developers, gamers and geeks) equipped with laptops camp on-site and immerse themselves in a truly unique environment perfect for tech fanatics.

Campus Party unites the illuminated minds under the idea that the Internet is not a network of computers; it’s a network of people. Campus Party is now acknowledged as the biggest electronic entertainment event online in the world.

Campus Party 2015 (CPBR8), in São Paulo Expo in Brasil will be the acting grounds for a special event promoted and sponsored by a wide number of big corporations. The event was held during this last weekend at one of the biggest cities in the country, São Paulo.


This year, IBM took this occasion to promote its cloud platform and Bluemix SoftLayer technology, supporting an event consisting in the spread of digital currency. IBM released a series of Bitcoin Giveaway during the event with the purpose of allowing the participants to collect digital coins with their smartphones using an application that captures digital currency related signals.

However, access to the “Airdrops” was limited, and the entry was only valid for people who participated in the event and required to be interested in picking up a few bucks installed the “IBM Airdrop” application on their smartphone directly from Google Play. Despite having a partnership with Apple at the corporate market, the IBM Airdrop App was only available to Android users, so iPhone users couldn’t partake in the Airdrop Event.

The event regulation explains that it was held on February 7, 2015 in two Airdrop campaigns: one in the period going between 09h to 13h and another period going from 14h to 19h.

Besides needing the Application to be installed on the phone, the participants also needed to a bitcoin wallet activated. The application would give them the right information regarding the Airdrops and during these “Bitcoin rain” the participants needed to catch these Bitcoin drops with their smartphones waving upward in the air.

For IBM the Campus Party also a way to get and to know developers and entrepreneurs and to promote the development platform launched in 2014.

Along IBM, many were the companies participating are supporting the Campus Party, including Paypal, D-Link and Ford; however IBM was the only company achieving the Bitcoin Airdrop Event.

During the “Bitcoin rain” many “bits” were scattered in a total amount of $2500. The coins were tiny fractions of Bitcoins with different values ranging from 1 to 10 dollars worth of bitcoin.

It seems that its becoming more than usual for big Corporations such as IBM getting indirectly associated with the digital currency these days. This is an indisputable proof that Bitcoin is reaching its majority and will soon walk freely amongst other currencies.

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