#1 Homeless, Unemployed, and Surviving on Bitcoins
09-26-2013, 06:23 AM
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- Apr 2006
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It's actually a pretty interesting article. I should of purchased a bunch of bitcoins when they were really cheap! This is also an interesting study that shows how our poor and homeless have laptops, smart phones and play video games all day.
Jesse Angle is homeless, living on the streets of Pensacola, Florida. Sometimes he spends the night at a local church. Other nights, he sleeps behind a building in the heart of the city, underneath a carport that protects him from the rain.
Each morning, he wakes up, grabs some food, and makes his way to Martin Luther King Plaza, a downtown park built where the trolley tracks used to run. He likes this park because his friends hang out there too, and it’s a good place to pick up some spending money. But he doesn’t panhandle. He uses the internet.
The park offers free wireless access, and with his laptop, Angle watches YouTube videos in exchange for bitcoins, the world’s most popular digital currency
Some tech guys and nerds like myself who got into it early now have millions. For that group, it’s a very tangible concept to take virtual currencies and help people with it.’
— Jason King
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