Great Lakes Science Centre, a museum giant as well as academic institution in Cleveland, Ohio, is the latest amongst the seemingly growing list of museums to accept crypto as means of payment.
The museum made known to the public its intensions to accept bitcoin affiliated transactions on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 making it the third known museum in the history of the US to accept bitcoin payment.
The museum announced it will begin accepting the Bitcoins prior to the much anticipated Blockland Solutions Conference, a four-day inaugural event which will be held in December. Tickets to the event can also be booked via bitcoin
Growing the blockchain ecosystem
The president and CEO of the institution, Kristen Ellenbogen said the institution’s move to accept bitcoin was just part of a larger initiative to nature the blockchain ecosystem in the region.
“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,” Kristen said in a statement.
According to the SpendBitcoins.Com website, before the Great Lakes Science Centre’s enrollment to bitcoin, only two museums in the US were known to accept bitcoin payment; Museum of the Coastal Bend in Texas and St. Petersburg Museum of History in Florida.