The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is now accepting cryptocurrency as donations, becoming the first children's museum in the country to accept such donations.
"We learned a lot from being closed most of 2020," the museum's executive director Adam Woodworth said in a news release. "The one thing we learned is that people want to support the museum through donations and volunteering; and we need to be able to meet those supporters where they are."
A cryptocurrency, or crypto, is a digital currency that can be used to buy goods and services, but is secured but uses an online ledger with strong cryptography that makes it nearly impossible to counterfeit or double-spend. The most popular form of cryptocurrency is Bitcoin.