William Shatner, the Star Trek legend, a known latest celebrity to beam into the crypto space.
Solar Alliance, an alternate energy developer which is intending to build a solar-powered bitcoin mining facility in Illinois will be represented by Shatner, also known as Captain Kirk in the science fiction series. Based in Canada, the company will reportedly use an existing factory in the town of Murphysboro to host a solar panel array.
Captain Kirk told the Chicago Tribune:
“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,”
And even though Solar Alliance is establishing the infrastructure to sustain a mining facility, it does not actually plan to mine bitcoins. On the other hand, after the solar panels are built the firm intends to rent the building to mining firms.
Chief executive Jason Bak indicated that even if the time regarding when Solar Alliance will finish renovating the facility and installing the panels is still unknown, he will start looking for potential tenants as soon as later 2018.