Ever since Sir Richard Branson announced his latest venture, Virgin Galactic, would be accepting bitcoin for short trips into the atmosphere, we haven’t heard much on the topic from the company.
Now, we’re learning that about “six or seven” individuals have booked flights with Virgin Galactic using the digital currency, according to Branson — who’s in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum.
Each ticket on a Virgin Galactic flight runs at a whopping $250,000, and a number of high-profile people have signed up for the opportunity, including Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.
Virgin Galactic’s first revenue flight is slated to take place later this year, and with about $1.5 million brought in worth of bitcoin, we can’t help but to wonder how many more bitcoin enthusiasts will be putting up their 314 BTC for the chance to experience weightlessness. (via CoinDesk)