Skilljar ( www.skilljar.com ), an online courseware platform based in Seattle, announced today that instructors using its course platform are now accepting payments in Bitcoin mode.
Skilljar is used by online education trainers to teach courses directly from their own websites, with topics ranging from yoga to computer programming.
Food + Tech Connect . "Because our goal is to decentralize and democratize learning, it is important for us to align ourselves with innovative technologies that share our philosophy. The Skilljar platform has made it very easy. "
"The decision to accept Bitcoin as a payment method was simple," said Sandi Lin, CEO and co-founder of Skilljar. "This has been dictated by the demands of the instructors, the ease of integration and the international character of our company. As we already use Stripe for payment processing, their beta program with Bitcoin has facilitated integration while leveraging our existing payment infrastructure. "
BitGo and Spin Investor at Skilljar, said: "Skilljar is the easiest way to offer online courses and add Bitcoin as a payment method. , the company has significantly increased its addressable market and encourages innovation in online education. "
Skilljar was founded in 2013 by three former Amazonian colleagues. The company was incubated at TechStars Seattle 2013 and subsequently raised $ 1.1 million in funding.