Virgin Galactic to accept bitcoins

By Staff | November 22, 2013 | Last updated on November 22, 2013
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Those heading to space with Virgin Galactic can now pay for their flight using the digital currency bitcoin, Virgin head Richard Branson said today.

A woman from Hawaii has already used bitcoin to pay for her flight, the company says.

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Branson notes he’s invested in bitcoins, and thinks the concept of an online currency is fascinating.

A university in Cyprus is also accepting bitcoins as a way for foreign students to pay their tuition without the hassle of exchange, the Associated Press reports.

The U.S. Justice department and the Treasury sold Senators at a government hearing this week that Bitcoins are a promising currency.

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