William Shatner is the latest celebrity who thinks bitcoin (BTC) is far from the final frontier.

Shatner has teamed with Vancouver-based Solar Alliance, which develops alternative energy ventures. Solar Alliance recently announced that its latest project involves building a solar-powered bitcoin mining operation in an Illinois warehouse featuring spaces mining companies will be able to rent out.

The man best known as Capt. James T. Kirk from “Star Trek” told the Chicago Tribune, “The concept is so, I guess the word 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.”

Other actors voicing an interest in digital currency include Ashton Kutcher, Donald Glover, Jamie Foxx and Steven Seagal. Would Mr. Spock find all this illogical or fascinating? Read more here.

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