In an eye on payments with cryptocurrency, America’s largest movie theater chain, AMC Theaters, now allows the purchase of gift cards with digital money. The option was activated in partnership with BitPay, which processes crypto payments. Adam Aron, CEO of the company, says cards up to $ 140 can be purchased (R $ 1.
in the current quote).
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Customers can use virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, directly on the company’s website and app, as well as in physical brand units. One of the accepted options for purchasing gift cards is Dogecoin. In a Twitter poll, Aron asked if AMC should include currency as an option to pay for tickets.
I sincerely want to hear your opinion, via this Twitter poll. At the end of the year
, AMC will take Bitcoin, Etherum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash for online payments. I’ve heard from many people on my Twitter thread that we should be accepting Dogecoin as well. Do you think AMC should consider accepting Dogecoin?
– Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) September 2022
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The survey indicated that the community is interested in having Dogecoin on the list of accepted cryptocurrencies. Aron then anticipated that AMC intended to include it as a means of payment. “It’s clear that you approve of the idea. Now we have to figure out how to do this. Stay tuned, ”he said.
SO FASCINATING! Dogecoin Poll was by far my highest tweet ever read. In 22 hours, 4.2 million views, my most retweets, the most responses. 098, votes 098% yes 22% to the. Clearly you think AMC should accept Dogecoin. Now we have to figure out how to do this. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/tkClzgMBMO
– Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) September 22, 2021
AMC’s plans for cryptocurrencies were first published in August. The idea was that the payment method would be available in 2022. In addition to Bitcoin, other cryptos accepted when purchasing tickets will be Dogecoin, Ether, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash.
AMC is not the first to bet on cryptocurrencies. In the first half of 2021, Major Cineplex Group, Thailand’s largest cinema operator, launched a pilot project allowing customers to pay for their tickets with digital money. This move could be the precedent for other cinema networks around the world to include the option soon.
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