Spacex and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, widely believed to be the man who is taking humanity to Mars and building a permanent settlement there, tweeted his endorsement of the idea that Mars’ economy will run on cryptocurrency.
Elon Musk envisions Mars’s economy on cryptocurrency
Elon Musk believes the Mars economy will run on cryptocurrency. He said early this month, he is “confident” that his company Spacex will land humans on Mars in about six years. He further noted that it could even come as early as 2024 “if we’re lucky.” Musk previously said his goal is to establish a ‘self-sufficient city on Mars’ as soon as possible.
The topic of cryptocurrency driving the economy of Mars was briefly raised on Twitter last week. AI researcher Lex Fridman tweeted, “Mars economy runs on crypto.” In response, Twitter manager Elon’s World suggested, “Marscoin.” Musk himself replied with just a “Yes”.
It’s not clear whether Musk was referring to the cryptocurrency called “marscoin” that launched in 2014 or whether he was just talking about a future project of the same name. According to the project page, the existing project was launched with the aim of becoming a currency of Mars. The code was a Litecoin fork and originally traded on Nova Exchange. However, after peaking during the 2017 ICO bubble, the price fell sharply and the coin was dropped from Nova shortly after. In addition, Nova Exchange officially closed on January 28th.
Musk has also recently talked about two other significantly more popular cryptocurrencies: bitcoin and dogecoin. Last week he has thought the idea that his company Tesla is putting billions of dollars into it BTC, as suggested by the CEO of Nasdaq-listed Microstrategy out there now 70,470 BTC in his treasury. Musk asked, “Are such large transactions possible at all?” He also tweeted about dogecoin a number of times over the years. Until recently, his Twitter profile read, “Former CEO of Dogecoin.”
Spacex said in October it will not recognize any international law on Mars. The Starlink Internet Project Terms of Service states: “For services provided on Mars or in transit to Mars via Starship or any other colonization spacecraft, the parties recognize Mars as a free planet and that no government on Earth has authority or sovereignty. about the activities of Mars. Accordingly, disputes will be resolved on the basis of self-governing principles established in good faith at the time of the settlement on Mars. “
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