Flinders University Is The First To Accept Bitcoin In Australia

Flinders University Is The First To Accept Bitcoin In Australia

Flinders University is the first Australian University to accept payments in Bitcoin. Though Flinders University doesn't accept yet Bitcoin is as general payment option for university fees, Flinders' New Venture Institute is now running a pilot project and accepting Bitcoin as payment for its Venture Dorm program for practical, experiential, entrepreneurial education. Venture Dorm provides an educational environment for people who want to learn how entrepreneurs build new ventures and then create one themselves. The aim is taking an idea, finding a viable business model which is scalable....


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In the future I see a public blockchain - whether that's Bitcoin or some other open one in the future, which is a way of registering ownership of all sorts of assets and it's a way of transferring ownership of those assets in a single system that can be read by all of the right people and none of the wrong people. So it becomes very simple for me to swap my dollars for your IBM shares, or your pounds for my house. Any asset that we assign a value to and want to be sure about who owns it can be registered using this technology.

James Smith, CEO of Elliptic