Bitcoin Foundation Director Offers $250,000 To Ahmed Mohammad For Private School

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Bruce Fenton, current Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation, has offered to pay for Ahmed Mohamed to attend a private school, following the Texas teenager’s arrest and suspension for bringing a homemade clock to school.

Since his arrest on Monday, Ahmed, a freshman at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, has become an Internet sensation. Both President Obama and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have sent invitations and words of encouragement to Ahmed.

The Verge reported that Ahmed told a crowd at a press conference that he is going to take up Obama on his offer to visit the White House and that he plans to transfer to a new school. On Wednesday afternoon, Bruce Fenton took to Facebook to offer his help.

Fenton wrote, “That Irving, TX public school doesn’t deserve Ahmed Mohamed as a student: if he’d like, I’ll donate $50,000 tuition for him to attend Wilbraham & Monson Academy: The Global School.”

That Irving, TX public school doesn’t deserve Ahmed Mohamed as a student: if he’d like, I’ll donate $50,000 tuition for him to attend Wilbraham & Monson Academy: The Global School.
Posted by Bruce Fenton on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Shortly after Fenton reiterated his desire to help. “I’m completely serious, anyone who can pass the word to Ahmed, do so. He never has to set foot in that school again.”

I’m completely serious, anyone who can pass the word to Ahmed, do so. He never has to set foot in that school again.
Posted by Bruce Fenton on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Within 4 hours of his original post, Fenton stepped his offer to Ahmed Mohammed. “Looks like we can offer more like $250,000 if Abmed wants to attend leading prep school Wilbraham Monson instead of Irving TX school. Please let his parents know. ‪#‎IstandwithAhmed‬”

Looks like we can offer more like $250,000 if Abmed wants to attend leading prep school Wilbraham Monson instead of Irving TX school. Please let his parents know. #IstandwithAhmed
Posted by Bruce Fenton on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fenton’s offer is yet another example of the power of crowdfunding and community sourcing solutions for problems. Perhaps, the young Ahmed will soon take on the cryptography and become a proponent of cryptocurrency. Let’s hope Ahmed is not discouraged by this unfortunate incident and is further propelled on to greatness.

Derrick Broze is a liberty journalist and bitcoin user. He writes for Coinivore and many other publications. Follow him on Contently.

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  1. A 9th grader who can read instructions and knows a small amount about electric symbols can readily build the device shown in a briefcase a couple days ago. One wonders if the islamic name of this youth is what brought him to the attention of the occupant of the POTUS slot. There are budding geniuses in the 9th grade scattered around the US, but who do not have islamic names – .

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