AMC theatres to accept ETH, LTC and BCH, CEO Adam Aron says
The owner of Odeon announced AMC online tickets could be paid in bitcoin by the end of 2021
AMC CEO, Adam Aron, said the meme stock cinema will be accepting Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) coins, together with the lead crypto, by the end of 2021.
“Cryptocurrency enthusiasts: you likely know @AMCTheatres has announced we will accept Bitcoin for online ticket concession payments by year-end 2021. I can confirm today that when we do so, we also expect that we similarly will accept Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash,” said Aron on Twitter.
The initial sceptic reaction after the Walmart fake news
The news was greeted with some scepticism from the crypto currency fans and investors who asked Aron for confirmation. His tweet had been preceded a few days early with a false announcement about retail giant Walmart accepting LTC, which went viral prompting a bullish spike for the crypto followed by a fall down to earth after the US retailer denied the story.
“Walmart was the subject of a fake news release issued on Monday 13 September that falsely stated Walmart announced a partnership with Litecoin (LTC). Walmart had no knowledge of the press release issued by GlobeNewswire, and it is incorrect. Walmart has no relationship with Litecoin,” stated the company.
The reaction of the markets
While Bitcoin investors already priced the news, ETH adoption as a way of payment by AMC prompted a bullish spike on ether and litecoin prices.
At the time of writing, (around 11:30 BST) the Ethereum was trading up by 6% at 3,612.12 with a market cap of $424.8bn and a trading volume of 19.4 higher 12% in the last 24 hours. Litecoin witnessed the same trend, trading in the last 24 hours, 6% higher at $191.16 with a market cap of $12.8bn and a trading volume of $3.7bn, around 13% higher.
On the other hand, BCH was not in line with the other cryptos, as it was standing at $640.36 trading 0.3% lower in the last 24 hours. AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc was finally 1% down on the NY stock exchange trading at $46.84.
ETH/USD price history
|Jun 8, 2023||1838.77||6.07||0.33%||1832.70||1842.00||1828.57|
|Jun 7, 2023||1832.69||-52.25||-2.77%||1884.94||1898.20||1821.43|
|Jun 6, 2023||1885.00||73.35||4.05%||1811.65||1899.46||1796.97|
|Jun 5, 2023||1811.51||-78.75||-4.17%||1890.26||1891.74||1777.43|
|Jun 4, 2023||1890.24||-2.26||-0.12%||1892.50||1915.20||1884.72|
|Jun 3, 2023||1892.34||-15.15||-0.79%||1907.49||1909.51||1882.29|
|Jun 2, 2023||1907.43||45.15||2.42%||1862.28||1911.82||1847.08|
|Jun 1, 2023||1862.29||-11.76||-0.63%||1874.05||1890.27||1839.28|
|May 31, 2023||1874.06||-27.49||-1.45%||1901.55||1908.20||1846.69|
|May 30, 2023||1901.54||8.71||0.46%||1892.83||1918.04||1881.73|
|May 29, 2023||1892.82||-16.41||-0.86%||1909.23||1929.22||1874.23|
|May 28, 2023||1909.15||78.61||4.29%||1830.54||1924.07||1823.68|
|May 27, 2023||1830.49||2.55||0.14%||1827.94||1836.94||1812.88|
|May 26, 2023||1828.17||22.68||1.26%||1805.49||1839.13||1796.58|
|May 25, 2023||1805.55||5.70||0.32%||1799.85||1818.53||1759.48|
|May 24, 2023||1799.69||-54.84||-2.96%||1854.53||1854.63||1775.96|
|May 23, 2023||1854.61||37.12||2.04%||1817.49||1875.85||1815.45|
|May 22, 2023||1817.46||12.03||0.67%||1805.43||1829.19||1792.00|
|May 21, 2023||1805.41||-14.67||-0.81%||1820.08||1829.98||1798.37|
|May 20, 2023||1819.88||7.09||0.39%||1812.79||1829.59||1806.50|