The 2theMoon project was started by members of XRPChat- the largest forum and community about Ripple the distributed ledger and XRP its native digital asset.
In 2020 Astrobotic will send the Peregrine Lunar Lander, the first private and commercial lunar mission, to the moon. The Lunar Lander will carry science, exploration and marketing payloads as well as small honeycomb-shaped boxes called DHL MoonBoxes that can act as time capsules.
Starting off as a humorous dig at the general cryptographic communities rallying cry ‘to the moon!’ XRPChat members quickly realized that they could in fact send XRP to the moon. A club was quickly formed and enough funds were donated to reserve a moonbox, however, they were uncertain what medium to use for the XRP. As a purely digital asset confined to the ripple ledger XRP could only be sent by transcribing the two distinct key pairs that gave control over a ripple wallet.
Wanting a more permanent method than the traditional paper wallet, a silver medallion was struck that would fit into the moonbox and could be inscribed with the key pair. The wallet will then be funded from earth when the moonbox lands on the moon- making the payment between the earth and the moon the fastest recorded.
To help celebrate, promote, and educate about Ripple, XRP, and the XRPChat community a series of coins was stuck that are identical to the one destined for the moon.
These 2theMoon medallions come in gold, silver and bronze and collectively will only ever number 2020, matching the year the moonbox is to land.
Profits from the sale of these medallions will go towards other community driven goals and projects. Please visit the 2theMoon club for more information.
XRPChat is an independent international community that promotes honest and open discussion about the ripple protocol, XRP, and related technology. Supported by and for its members, XRPChat has helped launch several initiatives that further the goals of its members.
Astrobotic Technology Inc. is a lunar logistics company that delivers payloads to the Moon for companies, governments, universities, non-profits, and individuals. The company’s spacecraft accommodates multiple customer payloads on a single flight, offering flexibility at an industry-defining low price of $1.2 million per kilogram. Astrobotic is an official partner with NASA through the Lunar CATALYST program, has 23 prior and ongoing NASA contracts, a commercial partnership with Airbus DS, a corporate sponsorship with DHL, 11 deals for its first mission to the Moon, and 110 customer payloads in the pipeline for upcoming missions. Astrobotic was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.