Bitcoin Day 1

So I started, it was the 1st of April, and I was doing something crazy, that could have been seen as an April Fools joke... I kindof wish it was.

The price of bitcoin was around $530 for 1 BTC, and my plan was to get people to accept it.

The day started with me staying in a hotel. Did I pay with bitcoin? No. But it was free (got to pamper yourself before a tough month right!). Breakfast included, so that was one meal sorted.

I started the day like usual, went to work. I made use of the fruit supplied by the company, and told some workmates about my crazy idea. They dismissed it as an April Fools joke, but then noticed I was eating nothing but fruit.

Some people suggested I become a "freegan" and live off the land, and other people. I said that wasn't the point of it. So at lunch, I went for a walk with a friend, and asked a bunch of random places whether they knew about bitcoin!

Man we must have looked crazy, we went to asian stores, dairies, cafes, etc etc. Start off with "Do you know what bitcoin is?". If they know, then "Would this store be likely to accept it?". If not, then briefly describe it and then ask whether they would accept it. Usually someone in the store knew about it and helped explain as well.

So the gist was that not many would accept it, so we started explaining what I was doing, and suddenly a few started showing interest! I now have a few places I would need to chase up.

  • Fidels on Cuba St
  • Midnight Expresso on Cuba St
  • Little Beer Quarter on Edward St
  • Rogue and Vagabond on Ghuznee St

The general gist was the employee I spoke to would speak to the boss, and I should come back with some material to read and talk to boss in a few days. I should make a website and pamphlets or something...

The dairy uptake was not as great, we did have one store mention the boss worked at another store and maybe we should approach him. Another day maybe.

Had no lunch, snacked on fruit all day, and for dinner I had a samwhich made from the bread I had premade. That still feels like cheating, so should focus on some place I can get bread from...

And thus ends day 1!

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