LunarCrush, a company specializing in social intelligence for the cryptocurrency ecosystem, has announced its intention to transport 62 Bitcoins (BTC) worth approximately $1.76 million to the moon at the time of writing. Literally.
The Bitcoin bounty, dubbed Nakamoto_1, will be accessible only to the first space traveler who reaches the moon and obtains the private key for a crypto wallet engraved on the Lunar Outpost MAPP Rover, which will be launched later this year, according to a company press release published on March 23.
To accomplish this, LunarCrush collaborated with Lunar Outpost, animation studio Golden Wolf, and Bitcoin developer tools company Hiro to finance the endeavor by selling an NFT collection. The company’s ultimate objective is to “inspire the next generation of interplanetary exploration,” as its website states.
The project will meticulously document the rover’s remote essential engraving procedure to ensure complete transparency. Once Lunar Outpost’s MAPP Rover lands on the moon, anyone on Earth who can devise and execute a plan to reach it is eligible for the reward.
According to the press release, the moon mission is part of a more significant effort to inspire innovation and exploration.
Joe Vezzani, CEO of LunarCrush, remarked, “When a seemingly impossible objective is set, the innovation that results can be astounding.” “Our mission is to encourage the formation of communities that will usher in a new era of exploration.”
Dr. Forrest Meyen, the Chief Strategy Officer of Lunar Outpost, stated, “What may sound absurd to some will open new frontiers that have not been investigated for a long time outside the mind. Future generations will view us as interplanetary exploration and expedition pioneers.”
A SpaceX rocket will deliver the Bitcoin bounty in the fourth quarter of this year, but the exact date has yet to be disclosed for security purposes.