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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Bitcoin Or Bust: One Couple’s Quest To Live On Virtual Currency

Newlyweds Austin and Beccy Craig are embarking on an adventure to find out whether they can live on Bitcoin. (

Newlyweds Austin and Beccy Craig are embarked on an adventure to find out whether they could live on Bitcoin. (

Austin Craig and Beccy Bingham-Craig are no ordinary newlyweds. The Utah couple decided to travel the globe and for the first 90 days of their marriage, make purchases only using the virtual currency known as Bitcoin.

Their experiment — which ended up lasting more than 100 days — is the subject of the forthcoming documentary “Life on Bitcoin.” The Craigs join Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the experience.

Video: The Craigs try to use Bitcoin at a farmers market


  • Austin Craig and Beccy Austin-Craig, of “Life On Bitcoin.” They tweet @lifeonbitcoin.

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