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Virgin accepted its first bitcoin payment from a flight attendant in Hawaii on Nov. 22, according to Sir Richard Branson
by Choire Sicha You can’t use bitcoin for much today besides gambling in online casinos and reserving seats on Virgin Galactic spaceflights, and a vast majority of it is held by speculators. Even with the imprimatur of government regulation, the promise of bitcoin seems to end with helping online retailers avoid credit-card processing fees. Show More Summary
Virgin Galactic, the company aimed at taking tourists to space, is accepting the digital currency bitcoin as payment for future space travel.
Tickets to space? Pay for them with bitcoin. [The Guardian]
Bitcoin is fast becoming a popular form of currency the world over. With online shopping in the US in time for the holidays Bitcoinshop.us has already created an acceptance of the system. Canada already has its first Bitcoin ATM for people to start new accounts and exchange currency for Bitcoins. German has already deemed itContinue reading...
Good news, future space travelers. Now, you can pay for your flight to outer space with money from cyberspace. Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson announced Friday the company will accept bitcoins as an alternative to traditional currency—adding he has already had one customer use it to pay. Branson...
Congratulations to all aspiring crypto-currency cosmonauts out there; you’ll soon be able to use Bitcoin, everyone’s favourite pseudomonetary bubble, to book flights on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space boats. More »
Billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson announced on CNBC's "Squawk Box" Friday that his commercial space flight venture will accept bitcoin as payment. He called it "a new exciting currency."Virgin Galactic accepted its first purchase with bitcoin from a flight attendant in Hawaii. Show More Summary
Congratulations to all aspiring crypto-currency cosmonauts out there; you'll soon be able to use Bitcoin, everyone's favorite pseudomonetary bubble, to book flights on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space boats. Read more...
Stop wasting your bitcoin on hitmen and fly to space instead. Sir Richard Branson announced Friday customers can now pay for Virgin Galactic spaceflights in bitcoin.
Richard Branson has announced that you can now use bitcoin (an untraceable virtual currency not controlled by a central authority, like the Federal Reserve) to pay for a seat on a future Virgin Galactic flight. Branson, who invested in bitcoin early on... via JustLuxe.com
Sir Richard Branson announced Friday that Virgin Galactic, his commercial space flight venture, will accept the cyber currency bitcoin as payment for future rocket travel. Branson, the billionaire entrepreneur and an early bitcoin investor,...Show More Summary
Billionaire Sir Richard Branson is bringing Bitcoin to space. He revealed that Virgin Galactic, his commercial space company, will be accepting customer payments in bitcoin. And, according to his blog post, a female flight attendant from Hawaii has already bought her ticket to the stars with the digital currency. Show More Summary
Dec. 4 - 5, 2013 Redwood City, CA Tickets on Sale Now As if the Bitcoin story couldn’t get any crazier, now the digital currency can get you to space. Billionaire Richard Branson announced this morning that his commercial space …
Bitcoin has hit a new milestone: You can now use the digital currency to pay for a suborbital spaceflight with Virgin Galactic. A female flight attendant from Hawaii has already... Keep reading ?
Now you can pay for your trip to space with the virtual currency. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has announced that Virgin Galactic, which is taking the lead in the emerging space tourism industry, will soon allow customers to purchase flight tickets using Bitcoins. Read Full Story
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,...Show More Summary
A woman from Hawaii paid for her upcoming trip to space using Bitcoin. We can now add Sir Richard Branson as the latest Bitcoin believer.
As the value and credibility of Bitcoin continues to skyrocket, Virgin founder Richard Branson now wants to let people use the digital currency to finance a flight into space. Ahead of its first trips next year, Virgin Galactic has already...Show More Summary