Aside from the Gallaghers, probably two of the most famous brothers in recent years are the Winklevoss twins. Well... they might not be all on the same level of fame but I’m more than confident that you have heard of the two Bitcoin billionaires.
One-half of the brothers, Tyler Winklevoss recently took to Twitter to ‘brag’ that Bitcoin had literally taken them to space.
Speaking to his 178k followers on the popular social network, Tyler reminded his fans that he and brother used Bitcoin to pay for a trip onto the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo, owned by Richard Branson.
You can see Tyler’s recent tweet here:
BITCOIN PIZZA MOMENT: In January 2014, I bought a ticket to space on @virgingalactic with bitcoin. The price of 1 BTC was $800. I won't make that mistake again. 😂 I was reminded of this while sending a copy of #BitcoinBillionaires to my friend @richardbranson. #ToTheMoon 🚀 pic.twitter.com/5mfPCVZ3Eu— Tyler Winklevoss (@tylerwinklevoss) June 20, 2019
Branson has said that the SpaceShipTwo might be ready by the end of 2019, just in time for the start of the roaring twenties. With this, the Bitcoin billionaires will be one of the first passengers to board the plane. They’ve been waiting five years for this flight after all!
The Winklevei spent a quarter of a million dollars all in Bitcoin in 2014 so they fly up outside of the earth’s atmosphere. At the time Bitcoin was worth around $800 so with this, the brothers will have given Branson just over 300 Bitcoins to take care of.
At the time when they booked their flight, Tyler and Cameron explained why they are deciding to enter the final frontier. In their blog, they said:
“Cameron and I have decided to use our bitcoin to take the plunge, or rather propulsion, into space. Why? Because Bitcoin and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic are two technologies that meaningfully represent our focus at Winklevoss Capital – the reduction of pain-points and friction in an effort to build a better world.”