Shark Tank star and billionaire investor Mark Cuban is teaming up with soda brand Dr. Pepper to offer a Bitcoin (BTC) college tuition grant.
Jill B., a business major at UC Berkeley, and Kaitlyn O., a computer science major at Boston University, were selected from a pool of student applicants to compete in a “Bitcoin toss,” according to a press release from Dr. Pepper.
The winner of the live coin toss, which is scheduled for Saturday, will walk away with $23,000 worth of Bitcoin for tuition support.
Crypto’s presence in the world of higher education has been growing in 2021, both in terms of curriculums and finances.
In October, the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton University of Pennsylvania announced a partnership with