Movie theatre chain AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (NYSE:AMC) will accept other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH), Litecoin (CRYPTO: LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (CRYPTO: BCH) in addition to Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) for online ticket and concession payments.
What Happened: AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron took to Twitter to announce the company’s decision.
Cryptocurrency enthusiasts: you likely know @AMCTheatres has announced we will accept Bitcoin for online ticket and concession payments by year-end 2021. I can confirm today that when we do so, we also expect that we similarly will accept Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash. pic.twitter.com/uKcFyQotoJ
— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) September 16, 2021
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AMC Entertainment said in August that it will begin accepting Bitcoin as payment for movie tickets and concessions by the end of this year.
The company’s move at that time had evoked mixed reactions from cryptocurrency fans and experts on Twitter, with supporters of Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) asking whether they would be able to pay in the meme cryptocurrency.
Why It Matters: AMC’s expansion into Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies highlights the increasing relevance of cryptocurrencies in mainstream circles as an investment option and in day-to-day activities.
AMC Entertainment’s year-to-date gains stand at an impressive 2,109.4% as the company continued to see high interest from retail investors.
Price Action: AMC Entertainment shares closed almost 1% lower in Wednesday’s regular trading session at $46.84 and further declined 0.7% in ther after-hours session to $46.50.
Ethereum is up almost 6.4% during the past 24 hours, trading at $3,614.54 at press time, while Litecoin is up 5.3% during the 24-hour period to $190.75. Bitcoin Cash is up almost 0.8% during the past 24 hours to $643.63.
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