A prominent name in the cryptocurrency space has been revealed as the initial winner of the auction for a seat on a Blue Origin flight to space.
What happened: TRON (CRYPTO: TRX) Founder Justin Sun confirmed he was the winner who paid $28 million for a spaceflight with Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and blue origin founder Jeff Bezos.
“6 months ago, I had the chance to win the auction for the first launch of Blue Origin! Today I announce that I am launching the “Sea of Stars” campaign, which will select 5 warriors to explore space with me in 2022! Sun tweeted Wednesday.
Sun, who missed the original Blue Origin flight, said going to space had been a dream of his since childhood and shared details on how his future spaceflight passengers will be selected.
Sun has already made headlines for major purchases, paying $460,000 for the highest price Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) NFT and $4.5 million for dinner with Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRKA)(NYSE: BRKB) Founder warren buffet.
He also narrowly missed winning the NFT from the very first Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) tweets and Beeple’s “Everydays: The First 5000 Days” NFT, which sold for $69 million.
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Five passengers to select: Sun said on Wednesday that he wanted to share his space journey with members of the TRON DAO community and the cryptocurrency industry.
“Our first nominee will be a prominent figure in the crypto world who loves browsing Metaverse, Guess Who?” says Sun.
A second candidate to go to space will be a member of the TRON DAO community, he added. A third candidate will be a technology entrepreneur.
Sun said a fourth person named to fly in space will be an artist “who has the wildest dreams of space and the future of mankind.”
A fifth appointee will be a “highly visible and socially influential celebrity”.
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