As we see more and more people hold and own cryptocurrency, their is an anticipation of not only hodling them but also wanting to use them to purchase items on a whim. A big leap was taken today as a large national chain extended their acceptable currency to Dogecoin and Shibu.
What Happened: AMC CEO Adam Aron took to Twitter to make the announcement, saying that cryptocurrency payment service provider BitPay helped make it possible to accept the two cryptocurrencies.
Your replies just might break the internet, given your clear enthusiasm and interest in cryptocurrency. As promised, the https://t.co/SPYfKWXcwi web site now accepts Dogecoin and Shiba Inu for online payments! A special shout out to @BitPay for helping us to make this happen. pic.twitter.com/6bwPvQfEet
— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) March 10, 2022
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Why It Matters: Aron had previously said that BitPay would be live for online payments on AMC’s website by March 19 and on its mobile app by April 16.
The move underscores AMC’s intentions to better connect with its newfound backers and retail investors who are highly enthusiastic about cryptocurrencies.
Earlier this week, Aron reiterated that AMC might issue its own cryptocurrency if the company sees “enormous opportunity” in the sector.
Price Action: AMC closed almost 2.5% lower in Thursday’s regular trading session at $15.32 and further lost 0.1% in the after-hours session to $15.30.
Dogecoin is down 3.3% during the past 24 hours, trading at $0.1153 at press time. Shiba Inu is down 4.3% during the period to $0.00002222.