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AMC now lets you buy movie tickets with Dogecoin


AMC Theaters’ app will now let you buy tickets and concessions using Dogecoin and Shiba Inu, the company CEO Adam Aron announced via Twitter Friday. The company added support for cryptocurrencies through a Bitpay integration, after saying in November that it was “exploring” how to accept coins.

Paying for popcorn and tickets with Doge is relatively simple – you go through the normal process of selecting your seat and adding any concessions you want, then selecting Bitpay as your payment method. From here you can connect your crypto wallet (it supports a tonne of them, including Coinbase) or get an address where you can send the cryptocurrency of your choice to complete the purchase. (As of this writing, a matinee screening of Sonic 2 and a large popcorn/drink combo costs 213.539627 DOGE or 1,204,739.704740 SHIB.)

Bitpay also supports cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, but AMC has been allowing moviegoers to purchase tickets with these for a few months now through PayPal. Given what other organizations (like Wikipedia) have said about how many people end up paying with crypto, it seems unlikely that this integration will end up being a gold mine for AMC. It’s still possible the stock meme crowd is really into it, but even Tesla stopped selling cars using Bitcoin after just over a month (citing environmental concerns), so I wouldn’t hold my breath. But hey, maybe that’ll work better than investing in a literal goldmine — which AMC did in a move one analyst called “embarrassingly stupid.”




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