In the latest sign of the American business establishment’s warming embrace of cryptocurrency, the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton business school will accept crypto for tuition payment for an online program.
- The Wharton School’s new executive education program “Economics of Blockchain and Digital Assets” plans to accept cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin for tuition payment.
- The school is set to accept crypto payments via Coinbase.
- While a handful of universities, such as University of Romania and a university in Paraguay, have announced similar plans, until now they’ve mostly been lower-profile institutions. This may be the first for a school of the reputation of Wharton, whose alumni list reads like a Who’s Who of finance, investing and corporate America.
- Designed as a six-week online course, Wharton’s blockchain program costs US$3,800 and features modules centering around blockchain protocols, digital assets and decentralized finance, according to the program’s website.