Cryptocurrency industry figures were celebrating a tech innovation of a different kind this week after the Bitcoin network transmitted what many are calling the first space meme.

A Meme To ‘Go Down In History’

The latest first to come from Bitcoin development company Blockstream’s Satellite network, an unknown source sent the developer known as grubles an encrypted Pepe meme via the Lightning Network-powered setup.

Pepe, which has endured online and even offline as a popular – albeit not always positive – meme, appeared for grubles in the guise of Bitcoin Car Talk podcast presenter Mikeinspace.

The latter’s Twitter account is now known as ‘1st Pepe In Space.’

“This would be the first Pepe to be transmitted exclusively via satellite, and so it’s fitting that the card  relates to (Mikeinspace),” an accompanying…

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