How William Shatner Feels In Joining A Bitcoin Mining Project?
William Shatner is a Canadian actor and director with seven decades of television. Therefore, Solar Alliance has roped in Star Trek icon as their celebrity to promote the startup that is going to utilize the sun’s energy to mine bitcoin, which is the biggest in terms of value and market cap.
Not Understanding It
Still, the 87-year-old veteran admitted to media that he does not understand quite well on what is all about bitcoin mining. He has accepted to be a spokesperson of Solar Alliance even as he was trying to explore “strange new worlds.” It is a different matter to play an adventurist in a television serial or movie as he was known to be in the serials. He played an individualist character in a Star Trek, and it is quite different to be a spokesman for a performance.
The energy company is only trying to defend itself against increasing criticism from environmentalists as to how the biggest digital coin throws away precious resources. Solar Alliance CEO, Jason Bank, has provided an explanation to the media recently that his firm would have a spacious 14 acres in the middle of the United States’ western side. He disclosed that it would use solar panels to produce a big amount of energy needed for miners. As a result, miners in the area could lease space apart from getting coaching from it throughout the process.
According to a report in news.bitcoin.com that quoted Chicago Tribune, Shatner admitted that “The concept is so, I guess the world 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.” For the Canadian actor, this was a default position on bitcoin and mining of digital currencies.
This was evident in 2014 when a fan sent Shatner some satoshis, and the actor responded with “what the heck is Bitcoin (sic)?” During that year itself, the virtual currency was known to be used as a tipping coin. Incidentally, the actor was made aware of the company that has established his own house though by coincidence.
The actor was asked what he would feel about taking a personal tour of the facility after it starts running. He responded to say that he is keen on the idea though he was not sure about how it would work. He added, “it’s so esoteric that it’s difficult to understand.”
Murphysboro is a small town in Illinois with less than 10,000 residents. The town has laid a welcome mat to Solar Alliance as its mayor is ready to convert 165,000 square feet factory to mining operations. His contention was that the factory was vacant for more than a dozen years. He pointed out that he has already seen job losses due to change in the economy. Therefore, he does not want a repeat of that to happen when the cryptocurrency is transforming the world.