- Elon Musk declared that a new space race has begun against BitMEX
- Can BitMEX and Bitcoin beat Elon Musk and Dogecoin for the race to the moon?
Referencing to Crypto exchange BitMEX about sending bitcoin to the moon in its Q4, Elon Musk replied that a new space race has begun.
A new space race has begun!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 6, 2021
Last week, BitMEX CEO Alex Höptner said that for all the talk of bitcoin going to the moon, they would do it. This was a response to Elon Musk sending Dogecoin to the moon. However, he noted that they have nothing against Dog Money. But they believed it is only right to help bitcoin get there first.
So the question here is: can BitMEX and Bitcoin beat Elon Musk and Dogecoin to launch the first crypto asset into lunar orbit? This is a difficult question to answer. But only time will tell us.
Both Elon Musk and BitMEX are pledging to launch their respective crypto of choice to space lunar. BitMEX announced last week that it would support space robotics firm Astrobotic Technology in the company’s mission to send its first commercial lander to the moon. Also, BitMEX claims to mint a physical bitcoin, similar to the Casascius coins of 2013.
The news followed Elon Musk’s statement about SpaceX planning to launch a Dogecoin-funded payload on one of its first rockets to the moon. More so, Musk said that DOGE would become the first crypto to reach lunar orbit next year.
Let’s note that Elon Musk’s tweets about crypto, in general, don’t go unnoticed as many crypto enthusiasts follow him. David Gokhstein one of Musk’s followers replied to Musk’s response to BitMEX, saying that he is for DOGE to go first.