According to the United Nations and signed by 132 countries:
“The exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries, irrespective of their degree of economic or scientific development, and shall be the province of all mankind.” (Article I, The Outer Space Treaty 1967)
With the advent of Blockchain, peer-to-peer, immutable ledgers we have the ability to democratize and track claims, which will ensure individuals the validity of their claim.
Asteroid has devised a clever system using “smart contracts” called a BlockClaim™ that will record each claim. This is much the same way that we as individuals “claim” a dot.com for our use. A BlockClaim™ will register an immutable record to ensure your claim.
“The question of who owns space, whether it is everybody or nobody, is one that is
By way of comparison, no one actually owns the Internet, and no single person or organization controls the Internet in its entirety. The Internet is more of a concept than an actual tangible entity, and it relies on a physical infrastructure that connects networks to other networks. There are, however, organizations that oversee and standardize what happens on the Internet and assign IP addresses and domain names, most notably, ICANN.
Surprisingly, ICANN is a private corporation, non-government entity. In much the same way a similar system is necessary to track “asteroid claims” like we presently register a dot.com.
A BlockClaim™ provides everyone an opportunity to
become part of “Space, the Final Frontier”.
How do I know my claim will be honoured?
Simply, a BlockClaim™ uses a smart contract, much like Bitcoin does.
This creates an immutable ledger that registers your claim in a decentralized, peer-to-peer network. This is not controlled by any government, much like the Internet.
Granted, Space Law is in its infancy, but The Outer Space Treaty makes it clear that no single government may claim space as its own. Colonization of space will most likely happen in the name of government. Asteroid claims may be made presently.
Those who have the first claims will have a significant say in how extra-terrestrial rights are formed.
Of course, historically, those who claim first often receive the most benefit.
How can my claim make me money?
"Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson says the first trillionaire in the world will be the person who mines asteroids,"
metals.com said in a statement
Will Asteroid mining happen in my lifetime?
"Asteroid mining on a regular basis, such as terrestrial mining takes place today, with an established industry and an ecosystem of supporting services businesses for the mining companies, could start anywhere from 20 to 50 years is my personal opinion.
But any industry must start somewhere, and I think we will see the first asteroid being mined 10 to 20 years from now, at which point the surrounding ecosystem will begin to grow," Galache said.
How does ASTRcoin® plan to enforce the ownership of asteroid mining rights in space?
Like the Internet, obtaining a domain name requires you to register the name you desire with a nonprofit organization known as ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).
ICANN’s charter states that it is, “Responsible for coordinating and numerical spaces of the Internet, ensuring the network’s stable and secure operation.” Therefore, the enforcement of URL Claim Registration is enforced by a private no governmental organization for the global usage of the internet.
In the absence of a system one must be provided. The advent of blockchain technology has made it so an incorruptible public ledger can be hosted for any individual to register their claim publicly via the pier to pier network chain.
Through the use of ASTRcoin®, the BlockClaim™ platform will allow for the public registration of immutable information enabling all participants in the system a voice to self-govern and enforce the validity of each claim placed.
Is it even possible to mine an asteroid in space?
Yes, many of the world’s billionaires are racing to space.
New industries are hard to predict, but rest-assured mining of space is in the foreseeable future. Industry demands it and simply the earth is being depleted of many resources at the cost of our survivability. Hence, space is the frontier that will allow humankind the ability to expand and provide materials for both earth and space exploration.
Why wouldn’t I just mine that resource from Earth?
Some of the wealthiest individuals in the world have suggested that space is a logical place for all industry to reside.
The main difference is this: Internet pioneers become billionaires; many, many asteroid mining pioneers will become trillionaires. The early 21st century thinks it’s seen a wealth gap; it ain’t seen nothing yet.
“Effectively, we’ve just made our first mark at the base of the first space mineshaft. And there’s more to come in 2020 when Hayabusa 2 returns to Earth bearing samples. If its buckets of sand contain a modicum of gold dust, tiny chunks of platinum or pebbles of compressed carbon — aka diamonds — then the Duchy of Luxembourg won’t be the only deep-pocketed investor to sit up and take notice.
The possibility of private missions to asteroids, with or without a human crew, is almost here. The next step in the process that takes us from here to where you are? Tell us an inspiring story about it, one that makes people believe, and start to imagine themselves mining in space. How would you explain the world-changing nature of the internet to 1945? How would you persuade them that there was gold to be mined in Vannevar Bush’s idea? You’d let the new economy and its benefits play out in the form of a novel.”
If some mega company lands on my asteroid and doesn’t want to recognise my claim, how can I challenge them?
Mining claims are an ancient institution based on the civil-law rule that the sovereign holds title to all mineral deposits. Miners did not own the land they worked, nor did landowners always hold mining rights in their own property.
A priory is often involved in claiming. Most often an individual had no real rights when claims were considered, but had to rely on sovereignty, empire or nation-state to provide access.
Most telling is the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, which provides that all humankind has the right to space. Never before in recorded history has this occurred.
For a moment we need to look how, in the Gold Rush in America, new claims agreements were made. Over 100,000 men came to make their fortune in California. A remarkable number to be sure. Read a bit of the excerpts below, from a Yale Law study, on how they formed an understanding and legal consideration. You’ll see that ownership of the land did not make a difference, claim size and codified rules were instituted by the claimants.
“In 1849, when property rights in mineral lands became the rule, the miners did not fight each other to a standstill, as Hobbes might have proposed; they did not apply Locke's theory that one acquires a permanent interest in land by mixing one's labor with it; nor did they try to devise a property regime that would maximize wealth production.”
“Instead, I suggest, the miners developed and codified rules that are striking for the restrictions they placed on claim holders' rights. These restrictions-strict limits on claim size, notice and work requirements, and, in many cases, prohibitions against holding more than one claim at a time-benefited not only the current claim- holders, but also miners who hoped to get a claim.”
To bring this forward, the Internet developed the same way. We can all remember saying, “Why would I buy something on the Internet, when I can get it locally?” which seems foolish today.
However, the Internet is now “controlled” by giant repositories that give us “free” searches and “social interactions” for a tradeoff of our “digital trail’.
We are at the advent of a totally decentralized, peer-to-peer world, much like the gold miners in 1849 faced. With the advent of a blockchain ledger system, which brings a cryptographic stability and security, we will be able to interact with each other without government, sovereignty or even monetary elites having the ability to gain control.
Some call this Internet 2.0 or the more technical terminology, moving from Ipv4 to Ipv6.
Blockchain technology is a remarkable game changer for us all.
We call it a BlockClaim™
The blockchain will enhance many of our day-to-day doings, from banking to taxis, to keeping personal and public records.
ASTRcoin® and BlockClaims™ will revolutionize and decmocratise space, our final frontier. Space exploration may be the “do-over” giving each of us an ability to claim what is ours and provide a sharing economy that promises a more equitable distribution of the abundance before us.
Aren’t asteroids just giant floating worthless rocks?
It is believed that Asteroids are really the remains of an exploded planet, one that possibly lived between Mars and Jupiter. Whatever may be the case, they are immensely valuable.
The nearest estimates reveal, of the 600,000 identified, they are worth over $700 quintillion dollars. To put it another way, about $100 Billion for every human being living today.
Based on historical evidence in the great gold rush a divisional approach is better and more consistent with how claiming develops in the real world. We must remember, the Outer Space Treaty defines space in a different fashion than all earthly or terrestrial claims.
Asteroid, Ltd. believes that Space is a "do-over" for humankind.
Space will afford us all the ability to truly democratize the wealth therein and make it possible for each and every human being, who desires, the ability to claim their right. It is not much different that a king or queen claiming a land mass or mineral rights in a country discovered. Remarkably, this is the first time in recorded history that it is possible for you to claim.
We like to refer to this as dominion. The domain of Space is for everyone. No king, no queen, no emperor or tyrant or dictator, no nation state and no elite, will have a more rights to a claim than you. It is a delightful circumstance and truly the opportunity of our lives.
The advent of new highly distributed, non-governmental, peer-to-peer networks with immutable ledgers using highly advanced cryptographic algorithms make claiming possible. We call it a BlockClaim™ which resides on the blockchain.
Space is ours for the taking, but a registrar and registration system must be implemented.
Think of it as the world-wide web and your ability to “claim” and register a dot.com. Each “domain” is yours. You need only to register your “domain”.
Simply put, those who do a “BlockClaim™ will receive the benefits in much the same way that those who claimed a dot.com in the infancy of the Internet.
If I claim an asteroid, how can I know were my asteroid is?
Presently, asteroids are tracked by NASA, ESA and private astronomers.
They follow very specific paths, or orbits, that are calculated very precisely. Your BlockClaim™ will come with all the technical information, such as AU’s perigee and apogee, composition details and the likely viability of mining.
Common sense will indicate that those asteroids that are easiest to get to will be mined first and those with larger orbits will come later.
Given this, it will be those who make their BlockClaims™ early that will have the best opportunity to achieve the resultant monetary rewards earliest.
What proof do I have that my claim is legit?
A BlockClaim™ will reside on the blockchain Ethereum network.
It is the largest and most stable of all networks. It is much like the Bitcoin network, having the added advantage of creating what is known as “smart contracts” that register each transaction in a global network.
Governments, public utilities, banks, property records, medical records and more, are presently being stored in this medium. In many ways it is safer than the present system since the record is stored on many machines worldwide.
Hence, your registration of a BlockClaim™ will be more accessible and secure than almost any other record you presently have since it does not rely upon a singular repository or server bank.
What Is A Crypto Wallet?
There are different types to suit different needs and we want to list the best options for anyone interested in cryptocurrencies.
Like the name suggests, a crypto wallet is an application that stores, sends and receives crypto coins. You can think of it like you would a leather wallet full of physical cash, and basically, that’s all you need to use cryptocurrencies.
The most common wallets are smartphone-based and use the device’s camera to scan QR codes to save the user from needing to copy/paste long addresses. Other people have desktop versions or use browser-based wallets. To the end user, the interface is similar, though the way they function and handle private keys (the ‘key’ which allow you to spend your bitcoins) and user privacy can be very different.
What Is A Public Key?
Every coin address contains both a public and a private key. The public key allows others to send coins to your address, and verifies the signature of the transaction to ensure everything is in order and finalizes the transaction.
The private key, on the other hand, allows you to ‘unlock’ and spend your coins. It does this by signing transactions, which tells the cryptocurrency network that you are indeed the owner of the address in which the bitcoins are held and that the transaction is valid. Whoever holds the private key for a coin address is able to spend the bitcoins which that address holds, so in a very fitting analogy, your private key is essentially the key to the safe which is holding your coins.
You can also use the private key of an address to sign a message, verifying that you are the owner of the coins held at any given address. This is all secured through mathematics, using asymmetric cryptography.
Who is LATOKEN ?
LATOKEN is one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges.
LATOKEN does an estimated $1 Billion dollars of volume each day.
ASTRcoin® is presently doing an IEO (Initial Exchange Offering )
on LATOKEN. This promises to give consistent liquidity and a significant marketplace to each investor.
Large exchanges may be thought of, in much the same way,as being "listed"on the NYSE or NASDAQ. Volumes are less, of course, but they are increasing daily on all crypto exchanges.