Former Goldman Sachs Trader Anton Kreil has announced he is looking to become the first person in the world to conduct a financial markets transaction in space. Kreil is expected to board the XCOR Lynx MKII shuttle with Dutch space tourism company SXC in 2014.
Speaking to Square Mile Magazine, Kreil noted that he may trade the GBP/USD currency pair because he will be a British man flying in a US built spacecraft.
Explaining his choice, Kreil admitted: “I certainly can’t commit to trading the Euro. With the way things are looking at the moment, it may not even be around by the time we go.”
He is also reportedly in talks with a number of investment banks who have shown interest in sponsoring the trade.