- Jul 30, 2021
The Bitcoin Industry achieves a new height in innovative technology as the Lightning Network-powered Blockstream Satellite setup shoots an encrypted Pepe meme from an unknown source to a developer named grubles.
Grubles received Pepe, a popular online and offline meme in the form of a Bitcoin Car Talk podcast presenter going by the name of Mikeinspace, whose Twitter handle is now going by the name ‘1st Pepe In Space.’ A transaction message sent along with the meme reads, “This would be the first Pepe to be transmitted exclusively via satellite, and so it’s fitting that the card relates to (Mikeinspace).”
Undoubtedly, the gesture became viral almost instantly, with Messari, an open-source library, and information resource, claiming that Pepe was its most popular summary last year.
Pretty sure this is going to be in the history textbooks for kids to study in Meme class – Samson Mow, Blockstream CEO took to Twitter
Blockstream Satellite used its networks to send out the first text message in January 2019 from an unnamed developer to grubles, reports Bitcoinist. The network currently covers 70% of the Earth’s surface, with Blockstream trying to expand the same to aid Bitcoin transactions without using the internet from any part of the world.
When revealing its user-oriented beta in January, Blockstream confirmed that “Fees are paid using Lightning testnet (yes, that means free broadcasts!) and after a period of successful testing, the satellite API will switch to the main net to become one of the world’s first bitcoin-powered satellite services.”
Blockstream is currently offering interested Bitcoin users with various options to participate in its satellite network. The company’s official website tracks publicly visible sent as well as queued satellite broadcasts.