Virgin Galactic To Start Accepting Bitcoin For Space Flights
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
Richard Branson has given his approval for the crypto-currency, BitCoin. The digital currency is becoming more and more main stream by the day and it is possible to pay for all kinds of worldly goods that now range from a tummy tuck to a trip to space! So long as you have enough of them of course.
“All of our future astronauts are pioneers in their own right, and this is one more way to be forward-thinking,” Branson said, in a blogpost for the company. And not only that, but a female flight attendant from Hawaii actually purchased a Virgin Galactic ticket using BitCoin on Friday! She picked a good time too, because the value of BitCoin is pretty high right now.
With flights costing a hefty $250,000 per person, Virgin Galactic isn’t exactly cheap and having more options to pay could never hurt. The value of Bitcoin will be worked out at time of purchase from USD to make sure everyone pays a fair price.
“I have invested in some BitCoins myself and find it fascinating how a whole new global currency has been created,” Branson said. “For people who can afford to invest a little in BitCoins, it’s worth looking into.”
It nice to see more official and positive things come out about BitCoin, a currency format that has a dark shadow over it from being a popular choice for criminals.
Thank you The Guardian for providing us with this information.
Image courtesy of The Guardian.