The Great Lakes Science Center, a museum and cultural department in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States will start accepting Bitcoin as a payment from November 13th, reported Crain’s Cleveland. The museum will use BitPay to process the transactions.
The enactment of crypto payments begins ahead of the museum’s inaugural Blockland Solutions Conference. A four-day conference which will examine and teach guests about the prospect of blockchain technology.
Kirsten Ellenbogen, CEO, and President of the US Museum said:
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.
The Great Lakes Science Centre is the third US museum which has accepted Bitcoin as a payment method. Texas’s Museum of the Coastal Bend, and the St. Petersburg Museum of History, in Florida are the other two. These days, Bitcoin acceptance is the new trend. Earlier, Hublot, a Swiss luxury watchmaker founded in 1980 by Italian Carlo Crocco had presented its new big bang blockchain and accepted bitcoin as a payment method. The company was paying homage to both the iconic Big Bang series and Blockchain technology.
This big bang blockchain special edition watch was launched to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin and the company’s recent collaboration with digital asset brokerage OSL. According to Hublot, the blockchain is a revolution in the financial system and the future of e-commerce, and it has been broadly used as a digitized and decentralized public ledger of all digital currency transactions since its creation. By allowing digital information to be distributed, Blockchain technology creates the backbone of a new type of Internet. Well-recognized for its originality, the technology is regarded as one of the most powerful and fastest-growing trading tools.
Ellenbogen further said that
Last year we launched our mobile app that uses augmented and virtual reality to 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.
According to its website, The Great Lakes Science Centre is a community where all people value science, technology, engineering, and math to inform decision-making and enrich lives. The museum’s President & CEO, Kirsten M. Ellenbogen has more than 25 years of experience and she is the third president of Great Lakes Science Center.
Her leadership activities at the US museum have covered the launch of a new strategic initiative, Cleveland Creates, developed in collaboration with regional workforce development leaders to change the community’s manufacturing narrative through STEM education opportunities for diverse middle-school youth and families.
The US museum has also applied advanced technologies like Augmented reality and virtual reality. These technologies were implemented under the Mobile App, propelled last year. Using Bitcoin payment, people can buy admission tickets and can also tour National Aeronautics and Space Administrations (NASA) Glenn Visitor Center. The recognition is also intended to promote users to examine the work of NASA.
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