A Bitcoin Satellite Just Transmitted the ‘First Pepe In Space’
Cryptocurrency industry figures were celebrating a tech innovation of a different kind this week after the Bitcoin network transmitted what many are calling the first space meme.
The latest first to come from Bitcoin development company Blockstream's Satellite network, an unknown source sent the developer known as grubles an encrypted Pepe meme via the Lightning Network-powered setup.
The latter's Twitter account is now known as '1st Pepe In Space.
"This would be the first Pepe to be transmitted exclusively via satellite, and so it's fitting that the card relates to," an accompanying transaction message reads.
As Bitcoinist reported, Blockstream Satellite broadcast its first message from outer space in January, in the form of a piece of text from an unnamed developer sent to grubles.
"Fees are paid using Lightning testnet and after a period of successful testing, the satellite API will switch to mainnet to become one of the world's first bitcoin-powered satellite services," the company confirmed revealing its user-oriented beta version in January.
Blockstream already offers various options for Bitcoin users interested in participating in the satellite network.Source: https://bitcoinist.com/bitcoin-satellite-rare-pepe-space/