30 Dec '13, 6am

‘Voluntarily Homeless’ Man Lives Off Bitcoin, Android Tablet and a Solar Charger

‘Voluntarily Homeless’ Man Lives Off Bitcoin, Android Tablet and a Solar Charger

A nomadic man in Spain is living off bitcoin, an Android tablet and a solar charger. The man, who wanted to be known only by his first name, Justas, is documenting his eighth year of homelessness, which he stresses is a deliberate choice, on reddit , YouTube and at his website . When contacted by CoinDesk, 27-year-old Justas said bitcoin has made redundant a major obstacle to his nomadic way of life that he faced in the past: The ability to open a bank account. “I ventured onto the bitcoin subreddit and my mind was blown away! Banks are a pain in the ass for a homeless person, so I immediately embraced bitcoin!” The most common ways of obtaining bitcoin are to trade fiat currency for it through an exchange or to mine it with increasingly powerful computers. Both these methods present problems for someone without a permanent address. When asked how he had obtained his bitco...

Full article: http://www.coindesk.com/nomad-lives-off-bitcoin/

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