SFU to accept Bitcoin payments at bookstores

May 27, 2015

Simon Fraser University has announced it is installing automated Bitcoin vending machines (AVMs) across campus and will begin accepting Bitcoin payments at its Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey campus bookstores. According to a news release, SFU will be the first Canadian university to accept Bitcoin payments for textbooks. Mark McLaughlin, SFU’s Executive Director of Ancillary Services, stated that the move is about more than just accepting Bitcoin on campus; it’s about “fostering a dialogue about the future of currency and disruptive technologies.” Michael Yeung, founder of the SFU Bitcoin Club, added, “the coming era of virtual currencies is inevitable and exciting, no different than the early days of the Internet.” SFU News Release | Metro News