If you’re in the Cleveland, Ohio area and you’re into museums, you’ll be happy to know that the Great Lakes Science Center is going to accept crypto as payment starting Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
The Great Lakes Science Center is a museum which focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). With the vision of building a “community where all people value science, technology, engineering and math to inform decision-making and enrich lives,” the museum is walking the talk by embracing blockchain technology.
Beginning tomorrow, November 13, the museum will be accepting Bitcoin as a mode of payment to gain access to its facilities. It will be using BitPay to process cryptocurrency transactions.
This move is being made in line with the Blockland Solutions Conference, a groundbreaking blockchain education event which will be held in Cleveland in December. The 4-day event will also accept cryptocurrency as payment.
In a statement, Great Lakes Science Center president and CEO Kirsten Ellenbogen says, “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…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.”