That a university accepts bitcoin donations is not the news here.

Only 1% of the donations will be employed each quarter to explore Bitcoin opportunities for SDSU.


The endowment will draw off 1% of its holdings each quarter for one or more campus programs to “explore uses and discover how SDSU could interact with cryptocurrency and Bitcoin specifically.

If I am reading that correctly, they will only spend 4% of the donations each year (1% per quarter), and the rest are held as an "endowment".


"Four additional donations have augmented the first contribution. SDSU uses a platform called Kraken to execute its crypto exchanges."


"The Campanile Foundation, an official tax-exempt auxiliary of the university dedicated to increasing SDSU’s private funding, had created an endowment fund to coordinate the new donations vehicle."