Star Trek stalwart William Shatner has become the latest celebrity to champion Bitcoin by endorsing a solar-powered mining project in Illinois.
‘You Have To Blank Your Mind’
In an interview with Chicago Tribune on June 13, the 87-year-old veteran actor told of his support as spokesman for Solar Alliance — a Canadian startup planning to conduct Bitcoin mining in an abandoned factory using solar energy.
Shatner excitedly told the daily newspaper:
The concept is so, I guess the word is bizarre. You have to blank your mind and say, ‘What is blockchain, again? How does mining operate, again?’ The concepts are really strange, and yet when you begin to grasp it, it makes sense.
Solar Alliance teamed up with Shatner after the company installed panels at one of his residences.
“It’s an interesting idea to see it at work because … it’s so esoteric that it’s difficult to understand,” Shatner added.
Mining Makeovers Face Tough Landscape
Irrespective of Shatner’s understanding of the fundamentals of Bitcoin and blockchain technology, the partnership marks a further step towards the propagation of eco-friendly mining this year.
Bitcoin mining operations …
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