AMC Empire 25 in Manhattan, New York, on January 5, 2017. The cinema chain announced that it would start accepting cryptocurrencies as they continue to gain mainstream acceptance. Photo: Shutterstock
AMC Empire 25 in Manhattan, New York, on January 5, 2017. The cinema chain announced that it would start accepting cryptocurrencies as they continue to gain mainstream acceptance. Photo: Shutterstock
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Cinema chain AMC will accept bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies this year as digital currencies gain mainstream acceptance among investors

  • AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron said the company’s cinemas would start accepting bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash and litecoin for payments by year end
  • Cryptocurrency investors welcomed the news, although some see such digital coins as more of an investment vehicle than currency

AMC Empire 25 in Manhattan, New York, on January 5, 2017. The cinema chain announced that it would start accepting cryptocurrencies as they continue to gain mainstream acceptance. Photo: Shutterstock
AMC Empire 25 in Manhattan, New York, on January 5, 2017. The cinema chain announced that it would start accepting cryptocurrencies as they continue to gain mainstream acceptance. Photo: Shutterstock
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