On Wednesday July 22, the Internet Archive (300 Funston) will host the San Francisco premiere of “Living on Bitcoin”, a new documentary that follows one couple who decided to see what would happen if they committed to only using bitcoin – a completely digital currency – to pay all their expenses for 3 months.
The couple, Austin and Beccy Craig, began their experiment after landing back home from their overseas honeymoon. At the airport they were stripped of their debit and credit cards, and any cash. All they had was an account with bitcoin it that they had collected from supporters of their Kickstarter campaign.
For the next three months, the Craigs tested Bitcoin (and their marriage) by relying solely on the cryptocurrency for every expense, including gas, rent, groceries, speeding tickets, and insurance. For every transaction, they had to evangelize the currency to survive.
“Do you know what bitcoin is?” Austin asks of a gas station attendant who just stares back at him blankly. In another onhealthy keppra generic scene they struggle to find a mode of transportation that accepts bitcoin so they can get from the airport to their hotel.
Austin and Beccy will be at the premiere next week, and will hold a Q&A after the film with the audience.
Whether you’re a bitcoin enthusiast or are just curious about what bitcoin is and how it may or may not work in our modern, digital world, the film will shed light on the practical strengths and early limitations of bitcoin technology.
The premiere party will take place on July 22 at the Internet Archive. Doors open for mixing and refreshments at 6:30 PM, and seating begins at 8:15 (the Archive has large windows, and the film will begin after sunset at 8:30).