Most proponents of crypto are familiar with the expression “To The Moon,” but few have contemplated going beyond the figurative and putting bitcoin (BTC) on Earth's satellite. MrBeast, a famous YouTuber with over 50 million followers and a seemingly far-fetched plan to send 30 BTC ($ 988,000) to the surface of the moon.
Famous for his daring stunts, including buying all the content from five stores, giving people $ 1 million but just a minute to spend it, and building the world's largest Lego tower, said the 22-year-old American, whose real name It's Jimmy Donaldson, on a recent live stream, according to Rocket Rundown.
“A company called Astrobotics and NASA are installing a lander on the Moon later this year and we managed to get space on their lander to put a hard drive. And I thought it would be fun to let them put whatever they want on that hard drive on the Moon. "
He said that for a price of 10 USD, he would let everyone present send him a photo that he would save on the hard drive, which would be uploaded aboard the Vulcan rocket from United Launch Alliance (ULA) that would be set to take to the skies in June creating what he called "the universe's first digital time capsule."
But it appears that photos alone will not provide enough glare for this project, and MrBeast wants to increase the intensity by sending about 30 bitcoins to the stratosphere and beyond, landing them on the Moon.
On the live stream, he said that assuming you “sell enough” $ 10 photo slots, you will buy the stash in BTC and save it to your hard drive.
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A viewer who saw the broadcast responded with a photo of an angry-looking dog, prompting one of MrBeast's associates on the broadcast to joke, "That dog wants Dogecoin (DOGE) on the Moon!"
On Reddit, many bitcoiners were not amused, with one complaining:
"I hate this. It is not surprising. The world is in crisis, people are experiencing poverty now more than ever and then stupid stunts like this are done. It is a shame."
But another claimed that it could provide a boost for HODLers in the long run, and claimed that it would be "huge" if MrBeast made a video about this, gaining more attention to bitcoin and also reducing the amount of bitcoin in circulation, driving the price still! plus!.
Yet another claimed that at current prices, the 30BTC out of circulation wouldn't even "dent" supply at all.
At the time of writing (10:13 UTC), BTC is trading at $ 32,344 and is down 1% in the last 24 hours. Despite this, the price still has accumulated gains of 34% in one month and 295% in one year.