Bitcoin Prices Reach So High Users Can Fund Space Trips

Will Sandra Bullock and George Clooney be there?Richard Branson is a fan of Bitcoins,
having invested in some himself, and announced today he will allow
them to be used as currency for some trips out of this world. From


The adoption of Bitcoin as a means of currency has now entered
the final frontier: in a blog post today, Richard Branson announced
that his commercial space company, Virgin Galactic, will accept
Bitcoin for trips into space.

“Virgin Galactic is one of the universe’s most exciting,
futuristic companies. Bitcoin, the virtual currency, has really
captured the imagination recently as one of the world’s most
innovative businesses looking to the future. So we think it is
about time Virgin Galactic customers can choose to pay with
bitcoins,” Branson wrote.

Branson also revealed in the post that one future Virgin
Galactic astronaut from Hawaii has already paid for a seat in
Bitcoin, and stated that he expects “many more to follow in her

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