29 Nov '13, 3pm

Virgin Galactic now accepts Bitcoin for space travel (via @CBSSciTech)

Virgin Galactic now accepts Bitcoin for space travel (via @CBSSciTech)

Have a few hundred bitcoins lying around? Now you can use them to buy a ticket to space. British billionaire Sir Richard Branson said his company Virgin Galactic is now accepting the digital-only currency for its commercial spaceflights aboard SpaceShipTwo. On Friday (Nov. 22), Virgin accepted its first bitcoin payment from a flight attendant in Hawaii, Branson announced in a blog post, saying he expects "many more to follow in her footsteps." "Virgin Galactic is a company looking into the future, so is Bitcoin. So it makes sense we would offer Bitcoin as a way to pay for your journey to space," Branson wrote. "A lot of the people who have joined Bitcoin are tech-minded people, as are many of our current future astronauts." According to current exchange rates, 1 bitcoin is worth about $800 USD. The value of the digital, decentralized currency is up 6,000 percent since the ...

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