HOME PAGE CRYPTO BITCOIN THESE ARE THE BITCOIN FRIENDLIEST UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD
More and more universities worldwide are deciding to integrate Bitcoin or other digital currencies.
Integration takes place in a variety of ways – some universities distribute Bitcoins for free to students, while other universities accept digital currencies in the canteen or library.
Here is an overview of the most crypto-friendly Bitcoin trader universities in the world:
HAN University Arnhem (Arnhem Business School), Netherlands. 500 students from HAN University in the Netherlands already received Bitcoins worth 2 euros last year. For Free! The occasion was a partnership with Bitcoin trader payment processor BitKasse, which at the same time provided incentives in the Bitcoin city of Arnhem to bring the Bitcoins to the people. A cooperation with Arnhembitcoinstad convinced numerous cafés and restaurants to accept Bitcoin and offer special discounts. It is not for nothing that Arnhem is already regarded as one of the Bitcoin friendliest cities in the world.
Coincidentally, I also completed my bachelor’s degree at Arnhem Business School, but unfortunately Bitcoin was not an issue at the time. But it is all the nicer to hear about the pleasant news.
University of Nicosia, Cyprus
In November 2013, the University of Nicosia in Cyprus (UNIC) became the first university to accept Bitcoin for tuition fees.
A few months later, the largest independent university in Cyprus launched a free course called Introduction to Digital Currencies. The aim of the course was to teach students how to use digital currencies.
University of Cumbria, England
In early 2014, the University of Cumbria became the first university in England to accept Bitcoin payments for various courses.
Since the beginning of the year, Cumbria University has also been offering a new Master’s course on the future of money.
Simon Fraser University, Canada
In August last year, Simon Fraser University became the first university in Canada to accept Bitcoin as a means of payment for its courses.
The university, based in British Columbia, Canada, bases its decision on the university’s forward-looking approach. Simon Fraser University has more than 35,000 students.
Mike Yeung, President of the SFU Bitcoin crypto trader Clibs said:
„The SFU is a very innovative and forward-looking crypto trader university. Bitcoin fits in perfectly.“
After the announcement, the university began to accept Bitcoin for the purchase of books. Later, a Bitcoin ATM was even set up on campus.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The MIT Coop bookstore has been accepting Bitcoin for T-shirts, books and other stationery articles since September last year.
Shortly thereafter, the university distributed more than $500,000 in Bitcoin to students (Bitcoin Airdrop) due to steadily growing demand.
The latest news we received was that MIT will also be offering its own Bitcoin course in the future, which will put the Bitcoin CEOs of tomorrow on the right course. In addition, the next semester will see the start of a technically experienced course dealing with the programming of the blockchain. MIT already supports several Bitcoin core developers.
New York University
Founded in 1831 and the largest private non-profit institution for education in America, it introduced the first course exclusively devoted to crypto currencies in September 2014.
The first course in The Law and Business of Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies, led by Professor Geoffrey Miller, was attended by 35 students.
The first Bitcoin course at Duke University started in September 2014 under the direction of Professor Campbell Harvey. Five years earlier, Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam completed his university studies.
McGill University, Canada
McGill University, founded in 1821, distributed 30 mBTC (7 US dollars) to around 600 students in January of this year. The university was inspired by the above mentioned MIT Bitcoin Airdrop.
In addition to Bitcoin as currency, the local McGill Cryptocurrency Club provides students with a wealth of information on digital currencies and their areas of application.