Affecting from November 13, 2018, Museum fans in US can now pay via cryptocurrency using App on their phone. The Great Lakes Science Centre is the third museum in the US inaugurating Bitcoin payment method.
Bitcoin and Altcoin acceptance has been the trend. Earlier, two American museums named, Museum of the Coastal Bend in Texas and St.Petersburg Museum of History in Florida have been accepting of Bitcoin payment.
Bitcoin Adoption following slow but steady growth
To facilitate Bitcoin transactions for users, the Great Lakes museum will use BitPay to process the transactions. According to the reports, Bitcoin will be accepted before its four-day conference (the Blockland Solutions Conference), which will be held during December.
Kirsten Ellenbogen, President of Great Lakes Science Center, said in a statement;
“There is a lot of excitement around the conference,” and “Accepting bitcoin is just a small part of the momentum to grow a blockchain ecosystem in Cleveland.”
Reports also revealed that the Museum has already employed the latest technologies like Augmented reality and virtual reality. These technologies were implemented under the Mobile App, launched last year. Using Bitcoin payment, visitors can purchase admission tickets and can also visit National Aeronautics and Space Administrations (NASA) Glenn Visitor Center. The acceptance is further aimed to facilitate users to analyze the work plethora of NASA.
Our mobile will “allow guests to experiment with flames in space and test spacecraft designs re-entering Earth’s atmosphere when they visit the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, and now they’ll be able to use their phone to pay for their admission using Bitcoin”
Mobile App being built on VR and AR is the major innovation by institution which has processed to enhance user experience through crypto payment.
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