20 Sep '13, 12pm

Homeless, Unemployed, and Surviving on Bitcoins

Homeless, Unemployed, and Surviving on Bitcoins

Yes, you need a smartphone to earn bitcoins — or some other device that gets you onto the internet. But the homeless carry mobile devices more often than you might expect. Angle’s homeless friends Chris Kantola and Paul Harrison also have phones, and they aren’t unlike people living on the streets in other parts of the country. At San Francisco’s Tenderloin Technology Lab — a nonprofit that provides the city’s poor and homeless access to computers — organizers say that many of its clients use personal phones to connect to the net. Android is the mobile platform of choice.

Full article: http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/09/bitcoin-home...

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