Cryptocurrency exchange Bitmex is sending bitcoin to the moon. A one-of-a-kind physical bitcoin will be minted and delivered to the moon by a leading space robotics company that Bitmex supports. The coin will hold one bitcoin at an address to be publicly released.
Bitcoin Will Be on the Moon in Q4
Bitmex announced Friday that â€œBitcoin is going to the moon.â€ While many say that bitcoinâ€™s price has â€œgone to the moonâ€ several times before, Bitmex means this time a physical bitcoin will be literally launched to the moon.
Helping Bitmex land the coin on the lunar surface is the Pennsylvania-based commercial space company Astrobotic Technology Inc., a leading space robotics company that Bitmex supports. The exchange explains that the space robotics company will send â€œits first commercial lander to the moon in the fourth quarter of this year.â€
Astrobotic Technology â€œhas been selected by NASA to deliver science, exploration and technology demonstration payloads to the lunar surface with its Peregrine lunar lander,â€ Bitmex further detailed, adding:
Peregrine-1 is Astroboticâ€™s first commercial lunar lander due to launch in November 2021. â€œThe payload is occupying an official slot on the manifest. It will be the first-ever bitcoin to be on the surface of the Moon, with photographic evidence taken to prove it,â€ Bitmex noted.
The coin will display the Bitmex name, the mission name, the date it was minted, and the bitcoin price at the time of minting.
â€œFor all the talk of bitcoin going to the moon, weâ€™re actually going to do it,â€ said Bitmex CEO Alex HÃ¶ptner.
Referencing Spacex CEO Elon Musk planning to â€œsend DOGE to the moon,â€ Bitmex said:
What do you think about Bitmex sending a bitcoin to the moon? Let us know in the comments section below.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not a direct offer or solicitation of an offer to buy or sell, or a recommendation or endorsement of any products, services, or companies. Bitcoin.com does not provide investment, tax, legal, or accounting advice. Neither the company nor the author is responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article.