University: Pay Us in Bitcoin

Drums up interest with master of science degree in digital currency

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 22, 2013 11:04 AM CST

(Newser) – First you could buy a condo with Bitcoin and now you can pay your tuition using the digital currency, too—if you attend Cyprus' University of Nicosia, that is. The school says it's the first university to offer fees payable in the currency feds are praising, and those with Bitcoins to throw around will probably feel right at home: Starting next spring, the school will offer a master of science degree in digital currency that will dive into systems like Bitcoin and how they work, Wired reports, noting the move could pay off big for the university—depending on Bitcoin price trends, of course.

This April 3, 2013 file photo shows bitcoin tokens in Sandy, Utah.
This April 3, 2013 file photo shows bitcoin tokens in Sandy, Utah.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
In this April 3, 2013 photo, Mike Caldwell, a 35-year-old software engineer, holds a 25 Bitcoin token at his shop in Sandy, Utah.
In this April 3, 2013 photo, Mike Caldwell, a 35-year-old software engineer, holds a 25 Bitcoin token at his shop in Sandy, Utah.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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