In 2013, for the first three months of our post-honeymoon life, my dazzling wife and I lived on the crypto-currency Bitcoin for every living expense. That includes gas, rent, groceries, insurance, entertainment, and travel.
Our goal was not only to learn about this new and incredible technology, but to educate others. We successfully crowdfunded a documentary film about the experiment, raising over $70,000 on Kickstarter and significantly more in direct cryptocurrency contributions and sponsorship. Through our lifestyle experiment, we spoke with experts, skeptics, and evangelists along the way, and offered audiences a human story through which they could learn an otherwise technical and difficult subject.
Despite announcing our efforts the same week as the Edward Snowden revelations, we still got coverage in major tech (Fast Company, PandoDaily), finance (WSJ, Bloomberg), and film (Variety, Hollywood Reporter) press. In addition to the lifestyle experiment on camera, I ultimately took the helm as director and editor of the film as well. It was an amazing experience that took us around the world.
You can see final film now on Amazon and VidAngel.