Hawthorne’s SpaceX to accept dogecoin as payment to launch lunar mission next year

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Hawthorne’s SpaceX to accept dogecoin as payment to launch lunar mission next year

Late on Sunday, EV maker Tesla Inc. boss Elon Musk said in a tweet that his space venture, Hawthorne, California-headquartered SpaceX which made a successful test landing last week after shelving NASA landing contracts worth billions of dollar earlier in the year, would set off a “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” as early as by the first quarter of next year, while Musk’s space company would accept payments in a meme-inspired digital currency called as dogecoin, which became its journey as a witticism in social media.

Aside from that, latest tweet from Tesla Chief Elon Musk, the world’s second-richest person having had net assets worth of $184 billion to-date, followed a Geometric Energy Corporation announcement made earlier on Sunday that had been quoted saying the payments for SpaceX lunar mission could be made on crypto asset dogecoin, though the statement did not disclose the mission’s financial value.

Besides, SpaceX Vice President of Commercial sales, Tom Ochinero, said in the statement, “This mission will demonstrate the application of cryptocurrency beyond Earth orbit and set the foundation for interplanetary commerce.

Musk embarks on first crypto in space

Meanwhile, addressing an out and out optimism over first meme in space, Musk said in a tweet late on Sunday, “SpaceX launching satellite Doge-1 to the moon next year – Mission paid for in Doge – 1st crypto in space – 1st meme in space.

More importantly, latest tweet from Musk followed a remark dated back on April, when Musk had been quoted saying that his space venture, SpaceX, would put a “literal Dogecoin on the literal Moon.

Dogecoin, which was last trading 5.2 per cent higher to 73 cents, sky-rocketed as much as 800 per cent this year despite shrugging off nearly a third of its valuation on Sunday after Musk had called it a “hustle” on a Comedy sketch TV show, “Saturday Night Live”.