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Mark Cuban Partners With Soda Company To Offer Bitcoin College Scholarship

Shark Tank star and billionaire investor Mark Cuban is teaming up with soda brand Dr. Pepper to offer a Bitcoin Tuition Fee (BTC) scholarship.

Jill B., a business student at UC Berkeley, and Kaitlyn O., a computer science student at Boston University, were selected from a pool of student applicants to participate in a “Bitcoin raffle.” according to a press release from Dr Pepper. .

The winner of the live raffle, which is slated for Saturday, will walk away with $ 23,000 worth of Bitcoin for tuition.

Crypto’s presence in the world of higher education has grown in 2021, both in terms of programs and finances.

In October, the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at Wharton University of Pennsylvania announced a partnership with cryptocurrency exchange giant Coinbase to allow students to pay for a blockchain-focused program with Bitcoin, the platform. Ethereum (ETH) and stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) smart contract form. This partnership is a first for any Ivy League institution or American business school, according to the press release.

Developed in partnership with leading blockchain economics consulting firm Prysm Group, the university’s six-week Wharton certificate program is designed for business and technology professionals looking for a crash course in blockchain economy and digital assets.

In January, Coinbase reported that Ivy League endowments have been buying Bitcoin through Coinbase and other crypto exchanges for months.

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