Bitcoin history in the making – a third US museum has now announced it will begin to accept cryptocurrency payments. Great Lakes Science Center, a large museum and educational facility in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, confirmed that it intends to accept payments in Bitcoin – processed via BitPay – from today, November 13.
According to Great Lakes Science Center CEO Kirsten Ellenbogen:
“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.”
Other museums in the US that accept cryptocurrency are Museum of the Coastal Bend in Texas and St. Petersburg Museum of History in Florida. The former deserves credit as a pioneer in the field, having introduced cryptocurrency payments as far back as 2013.
The Great Lakes Science Center plans to offer visitors an opportunity to buy admission tickets using cryptocurrencies, which will also allow them to visit the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Glenn Visitor Center. Clearly this is more than just one small step for cryptocurrency…
So while the US government seems to be living in the past as far as cryptocurrency is concerned, its museums, it seems are all for living in the future. Nothing ironic about that then.