9 years ago, an unknown person or persons going by the name Satoshi Nakamoto developed a unique cryptographic system - a blockchain - by which to create an essentially-perfect ledger of transactions. In a supreme show of effective game theory, Satoshi discerned that by encouraging people to use their computing power to verify that blockchain across millions of computers, they would achieve: a) full decentralization of the system globally. In other words, it was out of reach to alter by even the largest entities in the world. b) a reward of a token (or a fraction of a token) for those whose computing power they had used. Thus, encouraging both further decentralization as well as an unassailable integrity of transactions that would make any financial institution extraordinarily jealous. These were the origins of Bitcoin.
Today there are over 4,000 alternative cryptocurrencies to Bitcoin, with Bitcoin and Ethereum remaining the most popular.
Like cryptocurrency, Orion Span has a global purview. For example, our customers hail from all parts of the world. Aurora Station will orbit at 48 degrees inclination, meaning that it will fly over 87% of the world's population. Lastly, all human beings - regardless of where they are from, or who they worship - look up at the stars and ask the same questions that our earliest ancestors did tens of thousands of years ago; the same wonder and excitement that leads space exploration and eventual colonization.
Given the similar global audience, I realized it was an important milestone for us to accept cryptocurrency as payment. Not only to broaden our reach, but also because this milestone is directly in line with our core mission of making travel to space and staying in space easier than ever before.
As such, I'm pleased to announce that we are now open for business additionally accepting cryptocurrency on our reservations page. As of this moment, we are accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin. We'll be adding additional cryptocurrencies in the near future.
Thank you for your support, and I look forward to seeing you aboard Aurora Station.