Bitmex, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, has announced that it will be sending a physical Bitcoin to the moon. The Peregrine spacecraft will carry the Bitcoin wallet, which has a coin-like shape and will touch down on the lunar surface. This marks the first time a financial asset will touch the surface of the moon.
Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange Bitmex is sending a physical bitcoin to the moon. “The bitcoin wallet in the shape of one coin will land on the Moon aboard the Peregrine spacecraft, making this the first financial asset to touch the lunar surface!” Bitmex detailed. pic.twitter.com/CWugNKY9m5
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Bitmex, a crypto derivatives exchange, has announced that it will be sending a Bitcoin wallet in the shape of one coin to land on the moon aboard the Peregrine spacecraft. This is an unprecedented achievement, as it marks the first time that a financial asset will touch the lunar surface.
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As a reminder, this initiative involves BitMEX and partners deciding to send a physical Bitcoin wallet to the Moon via rocket.
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After an Earth orbit, the Vulcan rocket will launch and place Peregrine-1 on a lunar trajectory outside of the Earth’s atmosphere. The landing of Astrobotics’ Peregrine-1 on February 23rd could mark the first Western soft lunar landing since NASA’s Apollo 17 mission in 1972 and the first commercially driven moon mission.
The physical bitcoin will remain on the lunar surface with Peregrine and is engraved with a public address and a private key. Weighing 43g and loaded with 1 BTC, this will be the first-ever financial asset sent to the Moon.
Bitmex CEO Stephan Lutz said that the mission is a momentous achievement in space exploration and represents the first step in creating a monetary system for a space economy.
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