We’re Canada’s First University to Accept Bitcoin Donations!


Lauren Shandley, Mike Yeung, Laurie Macpherson, and Scott Nelson celebrate the first Bitcoin donation to SFU.

The Simon Fraser Bitcoin Club is happy to announce that SFU now accepts Bitcoin for donations! Donations of $20 or more in bitcoins will be eligible for tax receipts.

The first round of Bitcoin donations ($6,000 in total) came from Scott Nelson, an SFU alumnus and a co-founder of Dana.io (a crypto-currency enabled crowdfunding platform) and Mike Yeung, founder of the Bitcoin Club at SFU.

Some of the donations were kept as bitcoins and everything will be used to help two Health-Science Co-op students on their trip to Kolkata, India to assist Destiny Reflection.


The Destiny Reflection is an organization based in India that helps rescued women who were victimized by human trafficking and for those whose circumstances make them vulnerable to being trafficked.

Lauren Shandley and Laurie Macpherson will be engaging NGO’s, businesses, and anyone else they’ll run in India into on the subject of Bitcoin, where Bitcoin is a booming industry and has the potential to alleviate poverty through the attributes of cryptocurrencies. The two students will report their experience in promoting Bitcoin use in India through blogging.

“With 1.2 billion people and one of the widest income inequality gaps in the entire world, India has a population that is more than 40 percent unbanked. At the same time, it receives about $70 billion annually in remittances.”

More about Bitcoin in India and this story can be found here:



Bitcoin Magazine – Issue 20 Available for Sale!

BITCOIN-MAGAZINE_Issue20-1_min Want to get the inside scoop on the world of virtual currencies? Then you must check out the print edition of Bitcoin Magazine! We will be selling each copy at all of our upcoming events for the MRSP of $8.88. We accept cash and bitcoins. B1 In-person pickup: $8.88 per copy No Shipping cost (Please send an email to bitcoin@sfu.ca to arrange a meeting time downtown) B2 Ship to a location in the Lower Mainland: $8.88 per copy Plus Shipping cost: $10.00 USD (Delivery time is roughly 4 to 5 business days)

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