Mar 11, 2014

Winklevoss twins plan space trip, funded by Bitcoin

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The brothers, known for their legal battle over the creation of Facebook (FB, Fortune 500), are going to space and paying for it with Bitcoins. Take that, Mark Zuckerberg.

The twins bought tickets, valued at $250,000 each, for a ride to space with Virgin Galactic. That’s about 375 Bitcoins, at Wednesday’s price.

They think of their purchase “as seed capital” supporting new technologies they have high hopes for.

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  1. Peter says:

    This is great to see the large holders using their bitcoins :) I have always tried to use my BTC not just hold onto it for a rainy day as it encourages wider adoption and you are supporting the btc economy.