The Wharton School Becomes the First Ivy League College to Accept Cryptocurrency Payments as Course Fees

New Delhi: The buzz around cryptocurrency is at a high these days and with the market trends this high is now being accepted by many. Large multinational companies like Microsoft, PayPal are offering crypto as one of the payment options added to the acceptance of virtual digital currencies.

A new addition to the bandwagon is the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. This Ivy League college said that they will accept crypto payments for one of its courses starting January 3, 2022.

The course, namely the Economics of Blockchain and Digital Assets, is a six-week course which is scheduled from January 3, 2022 to February 20, 2022.

The cost of a course with limited intake will be $3,800. Tuition fees can be paid through cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum and USD coin. The crypto payments will be enabled through CoinBase, an American cryptocurrency exchange platform.

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The course has been designed in partnership with Prism Group, a blockchain economic consulting firm, for business and technology professionals wishing to learn about blockchain and digital assets.

Highlights of the course include the introduction of a standard valuation methodology for digital assets – fundamental token valuation (FTV), case studies from seven business schools, and over 50 videos from the lecture program.

“Blockchain and digital assets are not going away,” said Kevin Werbach, Academic Director of the Program. Equip Entrepreneurs.

Speaking on the importance of this program, Sanchan Saxena, Vice President, Coinbase, said, Coinbase’s mission is to create greater economic freedom for each individual and every business, and we are committed to educating business leaders on the fundamentals of the crypto economy. Wharton appreciates the program. “

Program partners for this course include Amazon Web Services, Algorand, etc. The course will also include guest speakers from the World Economic Forum, Forbes, Litecoin, the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and others.

While the Wharton School has become the first Ivy League college to accept cryptocurrency, King’s College in the US was the first educational institution to accept payment via bitcoin.

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