On Friday, British billionaire Sir Richard Branson announced to the world that his latest and greatest Virgin venture — Virgin Galactic — would be accepting Bitcoin payments.
The spaceline takes passengers to the very edge of space, allowing them to experience 10-or-so minutes of weightlessness. The price of admission? A cool $250,000 USD, or just over 300 BTC.
Surprisingly enough, someone has already booked a Virgin Galactic flight using Bitcoin. A stewardess from Hawaii, who Branson says “made quite a lot of money by getting into Bitcoin early on”, will be taking a ride soon enough, reports The Register.
While Branson is expecting the price of Bitcoin to go up, he says the company immediately converted the Bitcoin payment into fiat currency.