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Bitcoins send the Winklevoss brothers into space

by on10 March 2014 1424 times

Since the end of last year, Virgin Galactic owned by Richard Branson allows payment of its services through the virtual currency Bitcoin. This option was used by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, and they paid their trip into space completely in bitcoins, but will have to wait a bit more until commercial flights of this type start to happen.

 

The brothers were already known because they sued Mark Zuckerberg that he stole the idea for Facebook, and more recently in public are active as advocates of virtual currency Bitcoin. They also trade with Bitcoin through the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, so this move can be interpreted as attracting additional publicity, both on themselves and on Bitcoin. The price they paid for the short flight to the edge of the universe in Virgin's aircraft is approximately $250,000 per person.

On their blog they compared Branson's space venture and its innovation with the novelties that Bitcoin brings to the financial world. These are revolutionary ideas put into rank with the pioneering achievements of Vasco da Gama, Nicolaus Copernicus or Yuri Gagarin - who , each in their own way , changed the world , and the Winklevoss brothers hope to be the ones whose contribution will become a part of history books at some point.

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