Dogecoin will strive to get to a place where no other cryptocurrency has ever been, thanks to the upcoming SpaceX mission by billionaire, Elon Musk.
It is no longer news that Elon Musk’s rocket company is harnessing the knowledge of Blockchain startups ZenX Labs and Unizen coupled with energy tech firm, Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC) to prepare for the launch of the Doge-1 satellite into space.
Elon Musk previously stated that the tab for the space mission is being paid for in Dogecoin and that SpaceX would launch the Doge-1 satellite to the Moon in 2022, making it the first cryptocurrency to literally go into space.
SpaceX and GEC will also look to explore and highlight the role of decentralized finance (DeFi), in space exploration.
In a statement released by Tom Ochinero, SpaceX Vice President of Commercial Sales, he stated;
“This mission will demonstrate the application of cryptocurrency beyond Earth orbit and set the foundation for interplanetary commerce. We’re excited to launch DOGE-1 to the Moon!”
Unizen, a smart exchange ecosystem for digital assets, unveiled several moving parts of the operation. GEC is focused on building and launching Doge-1, the maiden “crypto founded space mission to the Moon.” ZenX Labs is providing support around scaling, DeFi infrastructure and compliance.
The DeFi component involves the dynamic multi-asset staking (DMAS) of Unizen ($ZCX), a smart CeDeFi ecosystem, and rewards including XI Protocol tokens ($XI), according to the announcement.
The three companies are gearing up to launch the CubeSat and the satellite into lunar orbit making it possible for spatial results to be obtained from sensors and cameras. The mission is not expected to launch until March 2022.
Although the Blockchain space trip is nearing its actualization, this has done little to lift the mood in the crypto market as majority of the top 10 coins are currently trading in the red, including Dogecoin.
Hopefully when SpaceX’s Doge-1 takes off, presumably in the coming months, it could be a catalyst for gains. Musk’s influence is enough to move the markets, and the satellite mission thrusts Dogecoin into uncharted territory for cryptocurrencies.
Virgin Galactic, the space company founded by fellow billionaire Richard Branson, has signed up about 700 people for its upcoming space mission. They are hoping to sell enough tickets for 1,000 people to be on the spaceflight.
The big question has always been if Doge will ever get to $1. Doge is a lot closer to $1 today than it was at the start of the year. Doge currently stands at $0.26 so if it’s to reach $1 milestone, then it must get a 284.6% rise.
Although that seems unlikely, the latest development of Doge-1 and the impending space travel might make it possible.
This would see the cryptocurrency market cap get to $131 billion, comfortably making it the third-largest coin, eclipsing the likes of binance coin, solana and tether.