SFU Bookstore to accept bitcoin payments

Now Accepting | May 27, 2015 By:

On Tuesday, May 26, Simon Fraser University announced that the SFU Bookstore will officially begin accepting payments for textbooks and other goods in Bitcoin, and launch Bitcoin automated vending machines in its three outlets.

“What we’re trying to do is get students to talk about innovation and try Bitcoin. The only way to have an opinion about digital currencies is to learn about it, and we are providing a first-hand experience in that regard,” said SFU executive director of ancillary services Mark McLaughlin.

There will be ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Burnaby on Tuesday, Vancouver on Wednesday (May 27), and Surrey on Thursday (May 28).

The first 100 customers who spend $20 or more in Bitcoin will receive a $5 bookstore gift card.

Simon Fraser University is a public research university in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.