AMC Theatres launches encrypted payment for electronic gift card purchases for the first time

The American film giant AMC Theatres is steadily approaching its goal of accepting cryptocurrency payments by the end of the year, and is now launching cryptocurrency purchases for electronic gift cards for the first time.

AMC customers can now use cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin to purchase digital gift cards (Bitcoin) Directly through the AMC website, mobile app and theater, CEO Adam Aron Announce October 5th.

Aron pointed out that the new payment option is enabled through the main encrypted payment processor BitPay, allowing consumers to purchase electronic cards up to $200.

The CEO pays special attention to Dogecoin (dog) Among the digital assets that accept the purchase of AMC electronic cards. Aron hinted in September that AMC will Include DOGE in the list of cryptocurrencies Tickets will be accepted by the end of 2021.

Aron conducted a poll of 140,000 people on Twitter, asking whether the community AMC should accept DOGE to pay for tickets. “Obviously, you think AMC should accept Dogecoin. Now we need to figure out how to do this. Please stay tuned,” Allen said at the time.

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As previously reported, Aron announced The company plans to accept Bitcoin payments For movie tickets in August, a new payment method is expected to be launched in 2022.The movie chain also plans Support the other four cryptocurrencies: The aforementioned DOGE, Ether (Ethereum), Litecoin (LTC) And Bitcoin Cash (Bitcoin cash).

Earlier this year, Major Cineplex Group, Thailand’s largest cinema operator, launched a payment pilot Allow customers to use cryptocurrency to buy tickets.