Space Tourism Becomes The Final Fun-tier… What is Marscoin?

Mars is getting crowded already, like The Hamptons. But at least when “Mars Hotel” finally opens (as foretold in 1974 by The Grateful Dead) there’s already a way to pay.

“Marscoin” is a new cryptocurrency fielded by The Mars Society to not only help fund missions, but also to act as the new world’s reserve currency. Sounds far out, but it’s just the payments business looking for new opportunities. And, as the Marscoin folks say, for “a new planetary settlement, a payment and value transfer/storage system such as bitcoin would be useful, first and foremost. It is very unlikely that the first Martian settlers will start printing paper.”

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