They think that countries haven’t been waiting for this moment, secretly training select astronauts to fight the space butt wars? Think again!
Edit: what is wrong with butters? Terrible service is a feature!
‘This new wallet will operate independently of SpaceChain’s past launches. It will not communicate with the previous nodes and all comms will route through the ISS feed to ground. This means the device will have a slower connection and it will take hours, not minutes for any single transaction to complete.
“We actually want to make slower,” said Zheng, who described this crawling pace as a feature, not a bug.
“We see so many crypto exchanges get hacked. And within two minutes the funds – millions of dollars – get transferred. By utilizing this channel we can not only secure transactions,” but have a chance to intercept suspicious activity, he said. ‘
I think there was some hoo-haa about space stamps back in the 1970's ?? Stamps that had been into space and were being sold at a hefty mark-up or something like that.
Not a crime ... more like a "bending of the rules".
Speaking of butts in space: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_8#Lunar_trajectory
> About an hour after starting his sleep shift, Borman obtained permission from ground control to take a Seconal sleeping pill. The pill had little effect. Borman eventually fell asleep, and then awoke feeling ill. He vomited twice and had a bout of diarrhea; this left the spacecraft full of small globules of vomit and feces, which the crew cleaned up as well as they could. Borman initially did not want everyone to know about his medical problems, but Lovell and Anders wanted to inform Mission Control. The crew decided to use the Data Storage Equipment (DSE), which could tape voice recordings and telemetry and dump them to Mission Control at high speed. After recording a description of Borman's illness they asked Mission Control to check the recording, stating that they "would like an evaluation of the voice comments".
Reminds me of the souvenir shops next to the Berlin Wall, there was bags with "concrete from the Berlin wall". Obviously I think it was just regular concrete, not actually from the Berlin wall, but hopefully it deterred people from trying to get a piece for themselves.
People want to feel like they are buying something, even if they can't, like buying deeds for land on the moon, or paying to name stars on some random "star-name-directory" site.
One space related product that is actually great is the Fisher Space Pen.