BitMEX stated: “BitMEX will mint a one-of-a-kind bodily bitcoin, just like the Casascius cash of 2013, which will likely be delivered to the Moon by Astrobotic.
“The coin will maintain one bitcoin at an tackle to be publically launched, beneath a tamper-evident hologram protecting.”
The corporate additionally addressed Mr Musk’s plans to place DOGE on the Moon, saying: “One Dogecoin protagonist/EV automobile innovator/house fanatic just lately laid down the gauntlet in saying he plans to ship DOGE to the Moon.
“We have nothing in opposition to Canine Cash, however we felt it was solely proper to assist bitcoin get there first.”
Not one to shrink back from a problem, Mr Musk welcomed the announcement on Twitter.