As we mentioned in one of our articles yesterday, Australia definitely making headway when it comes to Bitcoin and digital currency. Even though there is no official legislation in place yet, which is currently being worked on however, other prominent places in the country are starting to work with Bitcoin as a payment method.
While the enquiry into Bitcoin and other digital currencies has been greenlit, Flinders University has become the first Australian-based university to accept Bitcoin payments. Even though it is only used to pay for two entrepreneurial courses, it’s another notch in Bitcoin’s belt.
Scholars interested in following Venture Dorm, a 12-week entrepreneurial education program run by Flinders University’s New Venture Institute, can now pay for this course with Bitcoin. Bitcoin is also available as payment option for the “Entrepeneurrs in Conversation” event series.
“Flinders university isn’t accepting Bitcoins or other digital currencies as payment for fees at this point in time. This is something we will be evaluating for the future.“
-Michael Barber, Flinders University Vice Chancellor
With multiple Bitcoin ATMs popping up in big cities such as Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra, and over 160 vendors accepting Bitcoin as a payment method, there is a definite growth in Australia where digital currencies are concerned.