MIAMI, FL — E11EVEN MIAMI announced on its Facebook page that it will begin accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies from guests, becoming the first major nightclub to accept this form of payment.
“With the tremendous growth & relevancy of Cryptocurrency coupled with Mayor Francis Suarez leading the charge for Miami’s tech boom, we felt it made sense to introduce Cryptocurrency as an option to our guests to pay for their night out,” Dennis DeGori, creator/CEO of E11EVEN MIAMI, said in a statement. “E11EVEN is dedicated to always staying ahead of the curve, and we believe Cryptocurrency is here to stay.”
E11EVEN has partnered with a cryptocurrency processing company to allow guests to make purchases using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Dogecoin and other cryptocurrencies, NBC 6 South Florida reported. Cryptocurrencies can be used to pay for tables, drinks and merchandise at the club.
The club has seen an increased interest in guests wanting to use cryptocurrency as a form of payment, Gino LoPinto, operating partner, said. “We believe nightclubs allowing Bitcoin as payment will soon become a nightlife industry norm, and we’re excited to be the ones paving the way.”
The 24/7 ultra club is hosting its post-pandemic grand reopening April 23, the Miami Herald reported.
Founded in 2014 and located in downtown Miami, E11EVEN is the highest-grossing nightclub per square foot in the world, reports said. In addition to the dance floor, it includes a restaurant, rooftop lounge, spa and wellness studio, and hotel rooms and furnished condo units.