It’s up, up and away for Bitcoin.
Miner One, a crypto mining company, launched a balloon into the stratosphere decked with Bitcoin mining equipment. The high-flying rig, dubbed “Space Miner One”, reached over 35,000 meters in altitude in the skies above Lithuania.
In all, the trip took about two and a half hours before the rig was successfully recovered on the ground.
The stunt was planned by Miner One, a crypto currently in the ICO stage that promises to “build a cutting-edge cryptocurrency mining centre and share the benefits with Miner One MIO Token Holders.”
“We are bullish on Bitcoin because it remains the world’s most popular and proven application of blockchain technology. And we see growing interest and adoption, despite recent market doldrums,” says Miner One CEO Pranas Slusnys.
Miner One also released the high-flying results of a survey of more than 1,500 community members. More than 31% believe Bitcoin will soar past $15,000 in 2018. Twenty six percent say it will soar past $25,000, and 10% expect it to go higher than $35,000. Almost 9% think it will go above $45,000. On the bearish side, only 2.5% think Bitcoin will stay under $5,000; 5% think it will go no higher than $10,000, and 15% believe it will go no higher than $15,000.