The University of Cumbria has become the world's first public university to accept Bitcoin payments. In what has been described as a "trial move", students will be able to use the digital currency to pay for two courses starting in July. “We believe in learning by doing," said a professor.
A UK-based English language school with branches in London, Manchester and Dublin is aiming to lead by example by becoming a technologically progressive company that can accept payment via the internet currency, Bitcoin. The MD anticipates 25% of students could use the system within 18 months.