Next year, SpaceX will launch a satellite to the moon that will be fully funded by the Dogecoin cryptocurrency. This was announced on Sunday by the Canadian company Geometric Energy Corporation, which will lead the lunar mission.
The satellite, dubbed DOGE-1, will be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the first quarter of 2022, the Calgary-based company said in a statement. The device weighs 40 kg and is designed to receive “lunar-spatial information from sensors and cameras on board,” the statement said.
The DOGE-1 mission to the moon will be the world’s first mission to the moon to be paid for with Dogecoin. However, the full cost of the project has not been disclosed.
Dogecoin cryptocurrency appeared in December 2013. Its creators were inspired by the Doge meme about a Shiba Inu dog. It has become popular with Reddit users due to its viral name, low cost, and ease of use. However, its cost is still less than $ 1.
Internet users who invest in an asset want it to grow to $ 1. Such famous people as Elon Musk and Mark Cuban stand for this. Such a boom provokes an increase in interest, against the background of which financial experts and even the UK Financial Conduct Authority warn people not to invest all their savings in this asset.