Since the beginning of the year, Felix Weis – a 28-year-old freelance computer programmer from Luxembourg – has been traveling the world using just Bitcoin, reported Reuters.
Most shop clerks, bartenders and tour operators Weis has encountered have never heard of Bitcoin, and that’s OK with Weis, as he is targeting everyday folk rather than the “tech geeks” who already understand the digital currency.
“Bitcoin is the most exciting global socioeconomic experiment right now,” said Weis to Reuters. “I really believe in it.”
To prove his devotion to Bitcoin, Weis converted all of his money into the digital currency and cut up his credit card, whose remains he carries in a clear plastic bag to show doubters.
Reuters reported that often three or four people gather to listen as Weis – usually – convinces someone to accept Bitcoin as payment, then breaks out a selfie stick to document the occasion. In the 14 nations he has visited so far, Weis has taken dozens of pictures