Backpacking with Bitcoin

When James Grant and Thomas Hezlett stepped off their London flight into the United States last summer, they had three things: a vague plan to make it from Seattle to Miami in five months, a backpack full of basics to get them through the cold nights, and $350 in bitcoin.

“We were royally screwed,” Thomas, a 25-year-old consultant for technology firm Agilysis, tells Inverse.

James, having arrived in Vancouver on July 1 just in time for Canada Day (a holiday dearly held onto by Canadians)...

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