Cryptosat launches second ‘cryptographically-equipped’ satellite using SpaceX rocket

The company behind a crypto-satellite module launched in May has announced an additional piece of its blockchain-related infrastructure went into Earth orbit. According to a Jan. 3 announcement, one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicles carried a “cryptographically-equipped” Cryptosat satellite — called Crypto2 — into orbit on Jan. 3. The addition of Crypto2 to the […]

Not quite to the moon: Aussies offered NFT that could send them to space

Australians may not ever see their nonfungible tokens (NFTs) take them “to the moon,” but they might be able to get to the next best place — the edge of space. Crypto Competitions, an Australia-based Web3 sweepstakes startup, has recently signed a partnership with stratospheric exploration company World View, offering its NFT holders a 1-in-7,000 […]

Brazil beams Bitcoin from space: A case for BTC satellite nodes

A Bitcoiner in Brazil has beamed the blockchain from space. Mauricio Cessere, product manager at Ledn and a Venezuelan national, has established the purported first Bitcoin (BTC) satellite full node in Brazil.  The full satellite node that Cessere has established downloads the Bitcoin blockchain directly from the Blockstream Satellite Network, negating the need for a […]

SpaceX to follow Tesla in accepting DOGE payments for merch: Elon Musk

Just four months after EV manufacturer Tesla started accepting Dogecoin (DOGE) for merchandise purchases, Elon Musk announced his plan to extend the payment option for his space exploration company, SpaceX.  Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, has been a staunch supporter of the DOGE ecosystem since 2019 and has since publicly revealed interest in […]

US Air Force files trademark application for 'SpaceVerse' initiative

The United States Air Force has filed a trademark application hinting at the military branch potentially expanding into the metaverse. According to an April 14 application submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Department of the Air Force trademarked the word ‘SpaceVerse’, defined as “a secure digital metaverse that converges terrestrial and space […]

5 cryptocurrency projects that made waves in 2021

2021 was a breakout year for the cryptocurrency market in many respects and most investors are absolutely thrilled that Bitcoin (BTC) price established a new all-time high of $68,789. In the same timeframe, Ether (ETH) went on a parabolic rally which saw its price gain 565% from Jan. 1 to hit a record high at […]

DOGE-1 moon mission set for launch with SpaceX in early 2022

DOGE-1, the first crypto-funded mission to the moon, is set to launch early next year following a new partnership between two blockchain companies and manufacturer Geometric Energy Corporation, also known as GEC. Smart exchange ecosystem Unizen and DeFi incubator ZenX announced Wednesday that they are in the process of building and launching DOGE-1, a 40-kilogram […]