90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
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. (lifeonbitcoin.com)

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

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

Guest

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

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Spotlight

We now have a digital bookshelf! Explore all our books coverage or browse by genre.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

January 29 Comment

DJ Sessions: Go Deadhead

The Grateful Dead celebrates 50 years since the band's start this year.

January 29 13 Comments

Middle-Aged And Living Alone

"There might be an initial honeymoon period, but what does living alone eventually do to you?" Sandra Tsing Loh asks.

January 28 15 Comments

Zillow And ‘The New Rules Of Real Estate’

The CEO and chief economist of the groundbreaking real estate website explain how the rules have changed.

January 27 117 Comments

Nun Hopes For More Gender Equality In The Church

Sister Joan Chittister describes how the Vatican's tone toward nuns has changed and shares her hopes for the Catholic church.