- AMC will accept SHIB for payment and Bitpay to assist Shiba Inu.
- Early in October, the CEO of the movie theatre chain announced that Dogecoin would be accepted to purchase gift cards valued at up to $200 every day.
AMC CEO Adam Aron said Monday evening that the meme Shiba inu (SHIB) cryptocurrency would soon be accepted for payment. AMC is the largest movie theatre chain in the United States, Europe, and the world. As of March 31, the firm owned or controlled 950 cinemas with 10,500 screens across the globe.
He stated that Bitpay, a cryptocurrency payment service, had agreed to support Shiba Inu, mainly because he requested it. As a result, AMC will accept SHIB for online movie tickets and concession payments in around 60 to 120 days. AMC Theaters will be the first Bitpay customer to take Shiba Inu, according to Aron.
Since setting up a Twitter poll on October 29 asking his fans if AMC should take Shiba inu alongside Dogecoin (DOGE) and other cryptocurrencies, the AMC CEO has indicated that his organization has attempted to find a mechanism to accept SHIB. As a result, 87.6% of the 153,100 votes cast were in favor.
“As promised, there are now many new ways to pay online at AMC are now available,” Aron tweeted last week. So we now joyfully accept the following request: drums, please… Bitcoin, ethereum, bitcoin cash, and litecoin are some of the most popular digital currencies. Incredibly, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Paypal now account for 14% of all online purchases! Then there’s Dogecoin, which is a cryptocurrency created by Dogecoin.”
Although Paypal accepts the same four cryptocurrencies as AMC, clients must acquire them through Paypal because the platform does not allow customers to move coins to or from it. Instead, customers must sell their coins and utilize the earnings to purchase before making a purchase.
In March, Paypal launched a product called “Checkout with Crypto” that allows customers to pay for goods and services using their Paypal balance, in fiat cash or cryptocurrency.