Great Lakes Science Center, a large museum and educational facility in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, will begin accepting Bitcoin as a payment method beginning November 13. Kirsten Ellenbogen, the CEO of Great Lakes Science Center, said that the institution decided to accept crypto to facilitate 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 said. The integration of crypto by Great Lakes Science Center comes after Hublot, a Swiss luxury watchmaker, successfully integrated Bitcoin to sell 210 pieces of its limited edition Bitcoin-themed sports watch for $25,000 per piece, generating $5.25 million in revenue purely through sales conducted using BTC.