Some incredible news coming from the one and only Sir Richard Branson today. The founder of the world-famous Virgin companies today announced via Twitter that his out-of-the-world venture — Virgin Galactic — will be accepting Bitcoins for space flights.
The venture has set up a web page titled “Bitcoins in space” dedicated to their decision to accept the digital currency. The opening statement reads:
Virgin Galactic is one of the universe’s most exciting, futuristic companies. Bitcoin, the virtual currency, has really captured the imagination recently as one of the world’s most innovative businesses looking to the future. So we think it is about time Virgin Galactic customers can choose to pay with bitcoins.
Having grown tremendously this year alone, Bitcoin is slowly but surely entering the mainstream, with more and more businesses coming to the decision to accept Bitcoin. In doing so, Virgin Galactic sets a precedent for other cutting-edge companies — particularly those in the tech sphere.