Miami Nightclub is set to return after being closed due to COVID-19 for more than a year, and is accepting Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies as a payment method.
Luxury nightclub E11even Miami announced Tuesday that it will soon accept cryptocurrency as payment for tables, drinks, merchandise and other services. According to the official announcement, the list of supported cryptocurrencies will include Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), XRP, and Dogecoin (DOGE).
To be able to offer a new payment method, E11even has partnered with a larger cryptocurrency processing company, but has not provided the name of the payment processor.
“With the explosive growth and importance of cryptocurrency, coupled with Mayor Francis Suarez leading the technology boom in Miami, we felt it was wise to offer cryptocurrency as an option for our guests to pay for their evenings,” said Dennis Diggory, E11even Creator and CEO Dennis DeGory. “E11even strives to always be on top and we believe the cryptocurrency is not going anywhere.”
According to the Miami Herald, cryptocurrency payments are part of the club’s resumption of operations after the April 23 pandemic following the closure of E11even in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The move was a natural step for E11even, as more and more of its customers are increasingly involved in the crypto industry. “We have very innovative clients from all over the world and many of them already know coding,” said E11even operating partner Gino Lupinto, adding:
“We are seeing a growing trend of customers looking to use their cryptocurrency as a method of payment. We believe that nightclubs that allow Bitcoin as a payment method will soon become the norm in the nightlife, and we are thrilled to be the ones leading the way.”
E11even did not immediately respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment.
Miami is emerging itself as a major cryptocurrency-friendly city in the US, and Mayor Francis Suarez is fighting to make Miami the nation’s cryptocurrency capital. In February, Suárez proposed an official decision to make Bitcoin an acceptable payment method in various parts of the city’s administration.