Crazy Horse 3, one of the strip clubs of Las Vegas, has announced that it has become the first major entertainment venue to accept Bitcoin using the Lightning Network.
It has been reported that the nightspot will implement the layer two Bitcoin scaling solution enabling punters to make payments in a flash. It has integrated BTC payment processor OpenNode which will initially allow guests to securely purchase VIP bottle packages using BTC through the venue’s website.
However, the Bitcoin payments rollout includes plans to accept the digital asset for admission, food selections, craft cocktails, and the club's signature “dance dollars” which are used for tipping entertainers. In other words, Lightning for lap dances.
Lindsay Feldman, the publicist of Crazy Horse 3, said that the club is embracing the opportunity to accept Bitcoin as a way to deliver convenience and an additional level of anonymity for its guests.
“The club's partnership with OpenNode allows us to cater to our tech-savvy customers' needs by offering an innovative form of payment that's both seamless and secure.”
The report said that OpenNode, which is a Lightning Network-powered BTC payments platform that operates in 126 countries and has more than 8,000 users, will allow the venue to receive BTC payments directly without the involvement of third-party payment processors or associated fees.
Thus, the adult industry has embraced cryptocurrencies over the years as much through necessity as a choice, with payment processors either banning such businesses or charging them exorbitant fees for being “high risk.”
Source: Cointelegraph | Image: Vegas Party VIP