LIVING IN LONDON ON BITCOIN ONLY: FIAT FREE FOR A MONTH MEANS LITTLE MILK AND BAD HAIR DAYS
LONDON (InsideBitcoins) – It’s often an academic question, a thought experiment or a talking point at the water cooler. Bitcoin is all well and good, but try living without fiat for a week or two. The notion borders on the terrifying; for those of use not living in Arnhem, access to services via bitcoin alone seems like a fool’s errand. Images of half-starved gangrel creatures sheltering at the fringes of rock pools on Hampstead Heath, merge with the notion of missed cinema outings, declined party invitations, Friday nights by candle light and packet soup dinners made on camp stove cookers.
‘We had extremely limited access to milk; and we had to do without haircuts as well but we made it through…’
It sounds hellish, but for Ed Moyse and Harry Huang, two Londoners who lived on Bitcoin for the entire month of November, only one overriding problem seems to have really stuck in their craw, access to milk.
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‘We’d made a bitcoin payment app called Wyre, and we figured that by living off bitcoin, this would sort of force us to sign up more merchants.’ Moyse told Inside Bitcoins. ‘It’s only just become possible to do this in London in the last couple of months so we thought we’d give it a go.’
This post was published at Inside Bitcoins on Dec 17, 2014.