People Are Paying Bitcoin to Send Weird and Wild Messages Into Space

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You’re not sure where it will end up exactly or who will actually read it. But you type up a message, pay a couple of cents in bitcoin and click the “send” button. Your message zips through space – yes, space – then is broadcast out of a satellite, blanketing the world.

The result? A cosmic “message in a bottle” that’s become the latest novelty in the bitcoin technical community.

It’s all possible with the help of Blockstream satellite, an eccentric project released over a year ago with the goal of making bitcoin accessible for people without internet access. Sending messages has gotten easier since then, with the launch of, a simple website that allows users to pay a small


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