Tuesday, August 23rd at 8:07 PM: A large, unwieldy bus with the look of a museum relic from the 1960’s comes ambling along 17th Street in downtown Denver, Colorado in search of a place to park. It pulls to the curve, lurching forward just beyond Southern Hospitality restaurant, its intended destination – a place known for it mouth watering ribs and acceptance of bitcoin as a payment option.
Catherine hops out of the bus and quickly runs alongside it, blasting out instructions to her husband John on how to carefully steer this behemoth of a bus into the open spot right in front of the restaurant. “Hey John,” she blurts out. “This spot will work just fine.” She then mutters under her breath: “WOW! How did we get so lucky.”
Known as the Bitcoin Bus, it’s the roving home for John Bush, Catherine Bleish, their two children, and two dogs for their tour across the U.S. The purpose is an ambitious one: to educate and inform the masses on what cryptocurrencies are and how to use them in their day-to-day life.
When you step onto the bus to take a look, you quickly realize that