Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014
Skilljar (http://www.skilljar.com), a technology company that enables companies to deliver online courses, announced today that instructors using its course platform are now accepting payments in Bitcoin.
Skilljar’s platform is used by hundreds of instructors who offer online education classes directly from their own websites. Topics range from yoga to computer programming. As part of Skilljar’s e-commerce capabilities, instructors using the online course platform are automatically enabled for Bitcoin payments, in addition to accepting credit, debit, and PayPal. Bitcoin payments are converted to fiat currency at time of purchase, so instructors are protected from currency fluctuation risks.
“We're really excited to accept Bitcoin for our Food Startup Branding classes," said Danielle Gould, CEO and founder of Food+Tech Connect (http://courses.foodtechconnect.com). "Because our goal is to decentralize and democratize learning, it's important for us to align ourselves with innovative technologies that share our ethos. Skilljar's platform has made it very easy."
“The decision to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment was simple,” said Sandi Lin, CEO and co-founder of Skilljar. “It was driven by instructor requests, ease of integration, and the international nature of our business. Since we already use Stripe for payment processing, their beta program with Bitcoin made it easy to integrate, while also leveraging our existing payments infrastructure.”
Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency, is gaining acceptance as an increasing number of merchants offer it as a payment option.
Skilljar was founded in 2013 by three former Amazon employees. The company participated in TechStars Seattle 2013 and subsequently raised $1.1 million in investor funding.
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