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Sci-fi icon William Shatner is boldly venturing into a new frontier as he’s become the spokesman for Solar Alliance, a solar-powered Bitcoin mining company.


One thing that Star Trek was known for was the foreshadowing of a lot of the technology we use today. Star Trek embraced concepts of technological innovation, which makes perfect sense that Captain Kirk, William Shatner, is now the spokesman for a Bitcoin mining company based in Vancouver, Canada.

Set Phasers to Stun

Solar Alliance specializes in alternative energy projects, and they just announced that they’re opening a solar-powered cryptocurrency mining operation in Murphysboro, a small town of 8,000 residents in Illinois.

The Bitcoin mining operation is being set up in an empty 165,000-square-foot factory that’s been vacant since 2004. The state of Illinois helped make the project economically feasible by requiring energy companies to buy renewable energy. Solar Alliance will install a massive solar array to power the building, and the company is looking to lease space to various Bitcoin mining companies.

Solar Alliance hopes to have tenants in place by the end of the year, although no timetable has been released for the completion of the solar array. The town’s mayor, Will Stephens, is just happy for the economic boost.