The criminalization of homelessness threatens homeless people across the US. At the international level, public perception has moved towards recognizing the human right to housing. Increasingly in academia the problem of homelessness is being framed in the terms of human rights abuses, like war and genocide.
Sean’s Outpost has become possibly the best-known charity in the Bitcoin community. The homeless shelter located in Pensacola, Florida, run by Jason King, first accepted Bitcoin in March 2013.
King has been a common presence in the Bitcoin community, speaking at numerous conferences and expanding upon the ideas which drive Sean’s Outpost.
King ran into problems with a Pensacola, Florida located “homeless sanctuary” – nine wooded acres of land – he forged with the help of donations. The Pensacola City Council passed a “camping ban” ordinance outlawing things such as sleeping outside or using temporary shelter, washing, shaving, preparing food in public and panhandling.
King has plans beyond Sean’s Outpost and Satoshi’s Forest. His most recent endeavor is Beunsung.com. Like the dumpster divers of the analog world, King wants to take a bite out of the millions of dollars in