Popular Canadian Astronaut, Chris Hadfield, has received his first Bitcoin from space, Blockstream CSO Samson Mow has said.
The respected astronaut who doubles as the former commander of the International Space Station received the wealth during the virtual-hosted Asia Blockchain Summit 2020 (ABS2020) that started on Wednesday.
The CSO of Blockstream who relayed the information to the public said he was the one who sent Hadfield the said fund, which became his first Bitcoin.
On how he sent the fund, Mow said he sent it from space through BlockstreamSatellite. The crypto expert mentioned that they customized the service that the transaction was made through Blockstream’s teleports to T11N, E113, & G18. After that, the transaction was broadcast to users that “relayed to the Bitcoin network” through terrestrial internet.
The event makes it the first time BTC transaction is originating from space and maybe the first time an astronaut received some Bitcoin.
Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut who returned to the earth surface after three awesome spaceflights is no doubt the most widely respected and known astronaut after Neil Armstrong. He’s listed among the keynote speaker at the event.
Chris has been a strong believer in blockchain technology and holds that the nascent technology has the power of being an important tool in mining infrastructure.
At the conference ending on July 19th, it is expected that nothing less than 1,000 participants will attend the annual event, hosted online due to the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
The summit has SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce as one of the 200 speakers invited.
A keynote speech dubbed “Driving Growth with Ecosystem Strategy” was delivered by CEO and founder of Crypto.com, Kris Marszalek.
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In 2019, the CEO of BitTorrent and creator of TRON, Justin Sun, spent $4.5 million to have dinner with the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett.
Although the dinner did not hold in 2019 due to some undeclared reasons, Justin Sun latter held the dinner on January 23 2020 in the company of Litecoin creator Charlie Lee, CEO of eToro Yoni Assia and CFO of Huobi, Chris Lee.
The cryptocurrency team who wined and dined with Buffet also included the head of Binance Charity Foundation, Helen Hai.
At the record-breaking dinner, the team enlightened Buffet on the importance and why he needed to delve into Bitcoin. During the dinner, Warren advised Justin Sun on what to do to make the TRON ecosystem better.
The dinner is an annual event being auctioned for a high price. Entrepreneurs across the globe hoping to meet Warren Buffett do not mind how much they pay to have a conversation with Warren.
Interestingly, Warren donates the fund, which he has been collected since 2000, to Glide Foundation for humanitarian courses.
After TRON’s Justin Sun announced he won the contest to dine with Warren, the crypto pundit came online afterward to apologize to his followers that he over-marketed the dinner.
At first, he postponed the event and claimed he was down with kidney stones. However, a media outlet in China claimed Justin Sun was being investigated in China. The outcome of it was that the crypto billionaire appeared at an event in San Francisco.