According to CCN, cryptocurrency Gemini co-founder Tyler Winklevoss reminded the fans that five years ago, he and his brother used bitcoin to pay the travel expenses of billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spacecraft 2. “In January 2014, I bought a space ticket in Virgin Galactic with Bitcoin. The price of 1 BTC is $800. I won’t make that mistake again. Send a copy of Bitcoin to my friend Richard Branson. In the Billionaires, I remembered this. #ToTheMoon In 2014, Tyler and Cameron paid $250,000 in bitcoin to launch rockets 60 miles above the Earth. At the time, bitcoin prices were around $800. This means that the Winklevoss brothers paid about 312 bitcoins to Branson.