American movie giant AMC Theaters is finally using cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) for online payments after months of teasing a new payment option.
AMC CEO Adam Aron announced Thursday that the company now proudly accepts four major digital currencies, including Bitcoin, Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC) for online payments.
The new payment method already accounts for 14% of AMC’s total online transactions, Aaron said, adding that cryptocurrencies are joining traditional payment methods such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal.
Aaron noted that Dogecoin (DOGE), a popular cryptocurrency that has surged 9,000% over the past year, will be the next digital currency accepted for online payments at AMC. He previously pledged that AMC would support DOGE ticket payments after his 140,000 Twitter poll convinced the company to accept cryptocurrency as payment.
Finally, Aaron conducted a similar survey of Shiba Inu (SHIB), another popular crypto-meme that surpassed the Dogecoin market cap at the end of October.
The latest news is part of AMC’s plans to launch Bitcoin movie ticket payments by the end of 2021. The company announced the plan in August and finally expanded the list of supported cryptocurrencies to include currencies such as ETH, BCH, LTC, and DOGE.
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AMC has been steadily approaching its goal of accepting crypto payments by the end of the year and debuted with cryptocurrency to purchase digital gift cards in early October.
The company did not immediately respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment.