Bitcoin: the inter-galactic currency of the future?

Bitcoin: the inter-galactic currency of the future?

Whether it will be in just a matter of years or of decades, the possibility of regular people taking trips into space the same way they travel to the far reaches of the globe could become a reality within our lifetime. The question is: when you set off for such a trip, what do you pack along for money? While previous generations may have packed travelers' cheques, such paper relics just don't seem to fit in with the space age. The only feasible solution to the problem of payments in, to, and from space, is a digital one. But that answer raises a number of other questions about the future....


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