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  • The Great Lakes science center, a major museum and educational institution in Cleveland (Ohio, USA), will begin accepting Bitcoin as a payment method

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The Great Lakes science center, a major museum and educational institution in Cleveland (Ohio, USA), will begin accepting Bitcoin as a payment method on Nov. 13.

New experience

According to Great Lakes CEO Kirsten Ellenbogen, the institution decided to adopt crypto to promote the growth of the local Blockchain ecosystem.

“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,” Ellenbogen noted.

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As Great Lakes CEO claims, with cryptocurrency visitors will buy entrance tickets and visit the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Glenn Visitor Center.

Bitcoin integration will be the second major initiative of the institution after the launch of a new mobile app that uses augmented and virtual reality to give visitors a better experience, research, and evaluation of NASA’s work leads.

“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,” Ellenbogen said.

The third museum to adopt Bitcoin

Museum of the Coastal Bend (Texas) and St. Petersburg Museum of History (Florida) have been accepting BTC for quite a long time, so the Great Lakes science center will officially become the third such US institution accepting cryptocurrencies as a payment method. Museum of the Coastal Bend integrated Bitcoin for the first time in 2013.

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“I have to admit, I’m skeptical that anyone will visit and use BTC. But we don’t have to try anything, and it’s pretty cool to say we’re the first. Also, the entrance fee is what you want, if anyone is wondering how much of their hard-earned BTC they will need to spend here,” Great Lakes CEO noted.

Global trend

The integration of major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin has become a new trend in the global market. Bitcoin integration, which costs almost nothing for merchants, has become an effective way to target consumers in the cryptocurrency market.

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