“I do think Bitcoin is the first [encrypted money] that has the potential to do something like changing the world.” 

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal

The crypto club engages with IE students to raise interest in the growing presence of cryptocurrencies in society. 

What is the goal of the club? 

The club’s main objective is to raise awareness in the IE community on the innovations of blockchain technology for people to learn how the future is changing.  

Historic 

In Madrid, graduate students are in charge of the club, which was created in December. The crypto club in Segovia was launched one month later and is taken up by undergraduate students. They may take over Madrid next year, with a better synchronization of the activities. For now, Madrid’s team is constituted of two presidents and six officers; Segovia by one president and four officers. Both clubs seek to increase the number of users and extend their audience at events.  

What type of events do you host?

Events are planned one time per month, with most speakers working for crypto companies. As the club is very recent, the communication consists in talking to the students interested. The topics of the events are flexible depending on the interest of the students. For example, NFTs are more and more addressed: one event has been hosted by a teacher from Madrid who is currently creating his own NFT.  

What should members expect?

The students can expect to learn the basics and get more familiar with the crypto space. Furthermore, there are regular posts and news about crypto on Instagram to gain knowledge about the subject. Next year, the club will certainly plan face-to-face meetings and more interactive events: talking with the speakers around a beer, as well as, developing networking and experiences in crypto. 

Additional information 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ie-cryptocurrency/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iecryptoclub/

IE connects: https://ieconnects.ie.edu/crypto/home/

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