AMC Theaters, which is the world’s largest movie exhibition company in several markets like US and Europe, is expected to start accepting popular meme cryptocurrencies Dogecoin and Shiba Inu for payments, from the first quarter of this year 2022.
It’s CEO Adam Aaron has recently provided an update on the company’s progress, stating that its on track in implementing acceptance of memecoin Dogecoin and Shiba Inu for online payments.
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The Twitter Poll & Announcements
Earlier in October 2021, Aron had posted a Twitter poll asking if the company should accept Shiba Inu payments, and a resounding 81.4% of people voted “for sure”.
TWITTER POLL #2: As you know, you can now purchase AMC gift cards using cryptocurrency, and our IT group is writing code so that soon we can accept online payments in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Dogecoin among others. Should we strive to take Shiba Inu too?
— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) October 29, 2021
And after repeatedly being asked for a launch timeline on Twitter by meme coin community members, he had tweeted back in November 2021 that AMC Theatres will accept DOGE and SHIB via Bitpay. This promise was fulfilled in December 2021 after Bitpay began supporting Shiba Inu after already supporting Dogecoin payments.
And now as per CEO’s recent tweet, the company is expected to accept Dogecoin and Shiba Inu cryptocurrencies ‘for any and all payments made via the AMC website and mobile app’, with the implementation in the promised first quarter itself, with March likely to be the month to kickstart it.
I have been repeatedly asked when AMC expects to routinely accept Dogecoin and Shiba Inu for any and all payments made via the AMC web site and mobile app. I am being told that we are still well on track for the promised Q1 implementation, with exact timing most likely in March. pic.twitter.com/QSBvLAMHKx
— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) January 6, 2022
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The Current Lot Of Accepted Crypto Payments
As of now, payments in cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash for tickets online are operable through PayPal, whereas for Shiba Inu and Dogecoin, payments are routed through BitPay.
Huge news Dogecoin fans! As we work to accept online crypto payments, now you can buy @AMCTheatres digital gift cards (up to $200 per day) with Dogecoin and other cryptocurrency using a BitPay Wallet. Accepted on our web site, mobile app, and in theatres. https://t.co/hPubbeq4YG pic.twitter.com/dra7e23tc8
— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) October 5, 2021
Meanwhile, AMC Theaters also supports payments through Google Pay and Apple Pay, although those two options currently don’t support cryptocurrencies as yet.
Big newsflash! As promised, many new ways NOW to pay online at AMC. We proudly now accept: drumroll, please… Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin. Also Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal. Incredibly, they already account for 14% of our total online transactions! Dogecoin next. pic.twitter.com/a7pqYBm7HB
— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) November 12, 2021
And with the first quarter of 2022 already begun in January, it remains to be seen whether the company is able to fulfill its promise of beginning to accept Dogecoin and Shiba Inu cryptocurrencies ‘for any and all payments made via the AMC website and mobile app’, by March 2022.
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