AMC Theaters mobile app accepts Dogecoin, Shiba Inu and more

AMC Theatres, an American chain of pro-crypto movie theaters, has updated its mobile app services to accept Dogecoin (DOGE), Shibu Inu (SHIB) and other cryptocurrencies as payment across United States.

AMC Theaters began accepting crypto payments on November 12, 2022, allowing customers to purchase movie tickets online using Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Litecoin (LTC). ).

On January 6, 2022, Adam Aron, CEO of AMC Theaters, promised users via a tweet to include the DOGE and SHIB meme tokens by March. Although slightly delayed, Aron’s team delivered on their promise.

In the announcement, Aron revealed that the AMC Theaters iOS and Android mobile apps could accept crypto payments through integration with BitPay, a bitcoin payment service provider.

However, the names of the other newly supported cryptocurrencies have yet to be revealed. To use this feature, users in the United States are advised to download the latest version of the mobile app.

Related: Singapore fintech adds Bitcoin payments for merchants with BitPay partnership

Nium, a Singapore-based cross-border payments company, has launched an API-based solution in partnership with BitPay that allows businesses to start accepting crypto payments — starting with BTC and ETH.

As Cointelegraph previously reported, crypto payments through BitPay are converted and sent to merchant accounts in US dollars or other fiat currencies the next business day.

Casey J. Nelson