In most giveaways, the star prize is a holiday or a laptop. But we wanted to do something a little different for PopSci readers. Instead of shipping you a piece of tech you didn’t need, we are going to send $500 worth of Ethereum to one lucky person. Yes, that’s right—we’re giving away free digital money. Head over to the PopSci Shop now for your chance to win.
In case you’re not familiar with Ethereum, it’s probably the next biggest cryptocurrency after Bitcoin. Some people say it’s destined for even bigger things, as the underlying technology is more flexible. Just as importantly, each Ether coin is worth over $400. What’s more, the general trend is upward. At the time of writing, the price has risen $12 in the past couple of days.
The real genius of this prize is that you have so many ways to use it. You could just cash out immediately and use your $500 to buy things. Alternatively, you could keep hold of your Ethereum as a financial investment, and watch as your prize grows by the day.
Whatever you plan to do with your Ethereum, make sure to enter here to put your name in the hat. Good luck!