Join us Wednesday, July 22nd from 6:30-10:30 p.m. for a the San Francisco Premiere of the documentary film “Life on Bitcoin,” at the Internet Archive.
The film covers the experience of newlyweds Austin and Beccy Craig who struggle for 100+ days to live entirely on the upstart currency.
Austin and Beccy will attend and conduct a Q&A session following the film.
The couple began the experiment when their credit cards, debit cards and cash were confiscated at the airport upon arrival from their honeymoon.
“It felt like learning to swim by jumping in the deep end of the pool,” said Austin Craig.
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. Ultimately their adventure took them on a road trip across the United States and into Europe and Asia.
“Honestly, when I first heard that Beccy and Austin were going to live on bitcoin for three months, I was pretty worried for them” said Kashmir Hill, senior editor at Fusion.net. Hill would know the difficulty of living on bitcoin. She tried it herself for a week in May 2013 in San Francisco, and wrote about her experiences for Forbes. The challenges of just one week were clear. “I lost 5 pounds and had to move out of my house, but I survived.” she concluded in her column.
This film sheds light on the practical strengths and early limitations of bitcoin technology and mixes it with a large dose of entertainment and fun.
All are welcome – the “bitcoin-curious” as well as the long time fan.
DATE: Wednesday, July 22
TIME: Doors open for mixing and refreshments at 6:30 PM. Seating begins at 8:15. The Archive has large windows, and the film will begin after sunset at 8:30.
LOCATION: Internet Archive, 300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118
Buy tickets here (Pay What You Can With $5 Minimum of the equivalent in bitcoin).
Pay with bitcoin link is available here.