Money from the ether for UNSW

The university reports an A$ equivalent 5.3m crypto currency gift for research

It’s for an open access AI pandemic predictor, being developed at UNSW’s Kirby Institute. It comes from Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of blockchain Ethereum. The gift comes in crypto currency, presumably ETH (aka Ether) the currency of Ethereum apps.

Perhaps UNSWers who made a motza when the university and Ethereum last worked together will want to kick in. In 2017 people who participated in a campus promotion received an Ether for every ten purchases (CMM October 17 2017).  Last night one Ether was worth $US 2298.