Virgin Galactic Now Accepting Bitcoins for Space Travel




Those who think bitcoin could become a world currency might want to think even bigger: Sir Richard Branson announced that his commercial space flight venture Virgin Galactic will accept the currency for space flights.

In a blog post, Branson explained that one passenger, a female flight attendant from Hawaii, has already purchased a Virgin Galactic ticket using bitcoins and he expects "many more to follow in her footsteps."

Branson went on to praise the digital currency. "Bitcoins aren’t yet formally recognized by governments as a currency but with some regulation I hope that it will become more widely accepted," he wrote. Read more...

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