The world’s largest movie exhibition company, AMC Entertainment, has finally begun accepting payments in dogecoin and shiba inu. Supporters of DOGE and SHIB have been waiting for AMC Theatres to accept the two meme cryptocurrencies since September last year.
AMC Customers Can Now Pay With Dogecoin and Shiba Inu
AMC Theatres now accepts payments in dogecoin (DOGE) and shiba inu (SHIB) cryptocurrencies. AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC), aka AMC Theatres, is the largest movie exhibition company in the U.S., Europe, and the world. The company owns or operates approximately 950 theaters and 10,500 screens globally.
Adam Aron, the CEO of AMC Theatres, announced Thursday that amctheatres.com now accepts DOGE and SHIB for online payments. The CEO also gave a special shoutout to Bitpay which processes crypto payments for his company.
Bitcoin.com News visited the AMC Theatres website and found that Bitpay is now a payment option. With the integration of Bitpay, AMC Theatres now accepts several other cryptocurrencies besides dogecoin and shiba inu, including bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), litecoin (LTC), XRP, and ether (ETH).
Aron previously announced that AMC Theatres accepted four cryptocurrencies: bitcoin, bitcoin cash, litecoin, and ether. However, customers could only pay with those cryptocurrencies through their Paypal accounts.
The CEO has promised the crypto community that AMC Theatres will accept DOGE and SHIB payments since he put up a Twitter poll about dogecoin in September last year, and a poll about shiba inu the following month. Aron then claimed in November last year that he convinced Bitpay to support SHIB. The crypto payment service provider began supporting shiba inu in November.
Aron also said in February that the crypto payment option will be live on the company’s mobile apps by April 16 or a few days earlier.
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