Coinbase NFT launches beta, AMC Theatres rolls out SHIB and DOGE payments, and eyes IPO: Hodler’s Digest, April 17-23

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AMC Theatres mobile app accepts Dogecoin, Shiba Inu and more

Retail traders’ favorite cinema chain, AMC Theatres, updated its mobile app to support Dogecoin and Shiba Inu payments. United States-based customers using Apple or Android phones can both download the app and spend their highly volatile memecoins on movie tickets. 

The firm first teased the idea back in January, after rolling out payment support for Bitcoin, Ether, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin in November. 

AMC is able to accept crypto payments via a partnership with BitPay, a Bitcoin payment service provider. It should be noted that merchants using BitPay don’t receive crypto payments outright. Instead, BitPay converts crypto payments into fiat before depositing it into the merchant’s account.




Crypto startup Blockchain​.com planning 2022 IPO

It was reported on Tuesday that $14 billion crypto exchange is holding talks with banks regarding the launch of a potential initial public offering (IPO) this year. 

Bloomberg’s unnamed sources stated that the talks were highly tentative and could change at any time (especially if those unnamed sources have been instructed by to leak information to get a sense of public sentiment before revealing anything concrete). 

If the firm manages to get through all the regulatory hurdles and go public via an IPO, it would join Coinbase as the only other U.S. crypto exchange to do so. Binance.US is also looking at a potential similar route in the future.


Coinbase announces beta of NFT marketplace with social engagement

Speaking of the only U.S. crypto exchange to go public, Coinbase rolled out an early beta of its NFT marketplace for a select number of testers this week. At this stage, the early…


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