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Couple Aims to Travel Using Only Virtual Currency

(Gadling) For the last two months, Beccy and Austin Craig haven’t spent any cash. Well, they’ve spent money, but all of their transactions are with the virtual currency called Bitcoin. Yes, that’s the same stuff that all the transactions on illegal drug website Silk Road were made in.

But apparently it can be used by a sweet couple from Utah too. They use it for all of their daily shopping, including gas and food, and now they’re taking it international: next week the couple is road-tripping to New York City, and from there they will fly to Stockholm. And it will all be done on Bitcoin.

The Craigs are part of a documentary project, “Life on Bitcoin,” and in Sweden they will visit a company that makes “Bitcoin mining machines,” basically computers that manage the Bitcoin, not mining actual coins. But how exactly does one travel using a virtual currency?