The Great Lakes Science Center, a large museum and educational center in Cleveland, Ohio, will begin accepting Bitcoin as a payment method starting November 13.
Kirsten Ellenbogen, director general of the Great Lakes Science Center, announced that the institution decided to introduce cryptocurrency payments to promote the growth of local BlockchainBlockchain
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"The adoption of Bitcoin is only a small part of the development of the Blockchain in Cleveland" – said Ellenbogen.
The integration of the cryptocurrency and the Great Lakes Science Center took place after the Swiss watch maker Hublot began using Bitcoin to sell 210 of its limited-edition sports themed watches for $ 25,000 each. This resulted in 5.25 million dollars in revenue only from sales made using BTC.
The Texas Museum and the Historical Museum in Florida have been hosting BTC for quite a while. The Great Lakes Science Center officially became the third museum in the United States, which also decided to pay for BTC.
In 2013, the Texas Museum began to integrate Bitcoin, as reported by CCN. At that time, a museum representative said: "I must admit that I am skeptical that every visitor uses BTC. But we are worthless to try, and it's pretty cool that we are the first."
After 5 years, Bitcoin brought a large capital to the museum in the amount of 110 billion US dollars. It is recognized as a main asset by major institutions such as ICE, Fidelity, Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange.
According to Ellenbogen, visitors to the Great Lakes Center can purchase entrance tickets using cryptocurrency and visit the National Aeronautics and Outer Space Research Center (NASA). The recently appeared mobile application uses virtual reality to provide visitors with a new experience and unforgettable impressions.
As can be seen from the successfully launched initiative of Hublot and the Great Lakes Science Center, the integration of basic cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, has become a new trend in the global market.
Editor: Yuliya Soroka