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AMC Theatres first started accepting crypto payments back on Nov. 12, 2022, which allowed customers to purchase movie tickets online using Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC).
On Jan. 6, 2022, Adam Aron, the CEO of AMC Theatres, promised users via a tweet to include meme tokens DOGE and SHIB by March. While slightly delayed, Aron’s team delivered.
Exactly as promised, the AMC mobile app for AMC’s U.S. theatres now accepts online payments using Doge Coin, Shiba Inu, and other crypto currencies — thanks to Bitpay. Also Apple Pay, Google Pay and Paypal. To do so, you first will need to update to the latest version of our app. pic.twitter.com/MMy7SIxYbl
— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) April 15, 2022
In the announcement, Aron disclosed that the AMC Theatres iOS and Android mobile apps could accept crypto payments via integration with BitPay, a bitcoin payment service provider.
However, the names of the other newly supported cryptocurrencies are yet to be revealed. To use the feature, users in the U.S. are advised to download the latest version of the mobile app.
Nium, a Singapore-based cross-border payments firm, released an API-based solution in partnership with BitPay, which allow businesses to start accepting payments in crypto — starting with BTC and ETH.
As Cointelegraph previously reported, crypto payments via BitPay are converted and sent to merchants’ accounts in U.S. dollars or other fiat currencies the next business day.