Universities Banking on FinTech to Make Their Graduates More Employable

A Canadian university will sell books for bitcoins and has installed BTMs to get students accustomed and more involved with financial technology services (FinTech).

Simon Fraser University (SFU) in British Columbia, Canada, has announced it is to install three BTMs across its campuses, alongside accepting bitcoin payments for purchases of books and university branded equipment in their bookshops.

By giving their students direct experience and knowledge of how the digital currency works, SFU could be helping these individuals include on their future CVs important know-how about modern FinTech. The growing importance of having experience with FinTech and digital currencies can be seen in the rise of job listings seeking talent in this field.

“[Mark McLaughlin] views Bitcoin as an innovative subject that can inspire students to look at the world in a new perspective. His administrative team along with the Bitcoin Club have worked together for over a year to bring Bitcoin to students at our university.”

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