28 Aug '14, 7pm

Simon Fraser First Canadian University to Accept Bitcoin Donations

Simon Fraser First Canadian University to Accept Bitcoin Donations

Simon Fraser University (SFU) became the first Canadian university to accept bitcoin today, announcing it will now take donations in digital currency. Founded in 1965, the British Columbia-based university boasts more than 35,000 students, and was recently named as one of the top global universities under 150 years old. Simon Fraser Bitcoin Club president Mike Yeung, who together with SFU alumnus Scott Nelson provided the first bitcoin donation to the school, explained that bitcoin is a way for the university to bolster its perception as a forward-thinking institution. Yeung said: “SFU is looking to be really innovative and really edgy, and bitcoin is one of those things that is perfect for that.” Yeung and Nelson, who now serves as chief technology officer at crowdfunding startup dana.io , contributed $6,000 in bitcoin for the new initiative. SFU students Laurie Macpherso...

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