Recognized Ohio Museum Great Lakes Science Center Starts Accepting Bitcoin Payments


A new museum in the United States will start accepting Bitcoin as a means of payment. The Great Lakes Science Center, located in Cleveland, Ohio, will begin accepting the most popular virtual currency in the world as a payment method since November 13.

According to local reports, the institution took the decision to start accepting Bitcoin in order to help the local blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem grow.

Kristen Ellenbogen, CEO of Great Lakes Science Center, commented about this:

“There is a lot of excitement around the conference. Accepting bitcoin is just a small part of the momentum to grow a blockchain ecosystem in Cleveland.”

Although Bitcoin adoption has slowed down during this year, there are some companies and enterprises interested in accepting Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payments. For example, some time ago, the Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot offered 210 limited edition watches for $25,000 dollars. The main intention was to commemorate Bitcoin’s 10 years. The purchase could only be made using BTC. All the 210 watches have been already sold out.

Visitors are able to purchase admission tickets and visit the NASA Glenn Visitor Center. With augmented reality, visitors have an enhanced experience at the place.

The Great Lakes Science Center is not the first museum accepting virtual currencies in the country. There are two other museums accepting Bitcoin as a means of payment. The Museum of the Coastal Bend in Texas and St. Petersburg Museum of History in Florida are also working with Bitcoin.

The Museum of the Coastal Bend informed that they were sceptical about starting to use Bitcoin but it could be a great opportunity to be the first.

Accepting Bitcoin as a means of payment has been a great initiative for some companies. Indeed, implementing Bitcoin could help some firms reduce the costs they pay for credit or debit card payments at their stores. More companies are starting to pay attention to virtual currencies and crypto users are already ready to start spending cryptos at their favourite shops.

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