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4 Apr, 2023
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SpaceX launch to carry lunar rover with crypto bounty for adventurous investors.

Crypto company LunarCrush has announced that it will be leaving a bounty of 62 Bitcoin near the lunar south pole for any daring adventurer who is willing to claim it.

While the value of the Bitcoin is currently estimated at around $1.5 million, the high cost of travel to the Moon means that claiming the bounty will likely cost much more than it's worth.

The bounty, named Nakamoto_1 after the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, is a key to a private crypto wallet that is engraved on a hidden portion of a lunar rover called the Mobile Autonomous Prospecting Platform (MAPP).

The rover and its crypto bounty will be brought to the Moon aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch in June. Once it is deployed, the MAPP will be used to test Nokia's wireless network for two weeks, after which it will be abandoned, leaving its bounty at the mercy of any motivated off-world crypto enthusiasts.

The goal is to inspire people to build communities that will unlock a new era of exploration, according to LunarCrush CEO Joe Vezzani.