Tatiana Moroz, Pamela Morgan, and Andreas Antonopoulos speak to Sydney

Tatiana Moroz, Pamela Morgan, and Andreas Antonopoulos hitting the stage!   Wow, what a whirlwind!  So much has been happening this week, that I haven’t been able to share even a fraction on my blog.  Luckily, I will be flying tomorrow to New Zealand for Bitcoin South and should have time to go through some of the pics and start editing Continue Reading →

Review: Whole Foods, San Diego

We had breakfast at this Whole Foods three of our four mornings in San Diego. Their hot breakfast bar included southern favorites like migas and juevos ranchero in addition to the all American classic sausage and scrambled eggs. They made sure to provide plenty of options for vegans and vegetarians, too! We chose to eat everyday on the outdoor patio. Continue Reading →

Review: Cadillac Hotel, Venice Beach

The Cadillac Hotel is affordable beachfront living for your trip to Venice Beach. Located near the Santa Monica Beach as well, this location allows you to enjoy the artistic funky vibes of Venice and the active entertainment of Santa Monica. Just steps away from the boardwalk, the Cadillac hotel offers an endless stream of people watching, dog waltching, bird watching, Continue Reading →

Uncoinventional Activist Journalist, Derrick Broze, Powered by Bitcoin

By Catherine Bleish Originally Posted on Bitcoin Magazine.  Bitcoin has become a powerful tool for independent activist journalists. In the past, news writers and correspondents would compete for limited professional opportunities with large media networks. The message was highly centralized and filtered from the top. As technology has evolved, it has empowered mass coverage of anti-establishment opinions. The Internet has Continue Reading →

“Uncoinventional” Bitcoin Only Travel Made Easy with AirBitz Business Directory and Wallet

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John Bush here with an update from the road on the Uncoinventional Living Tour, my families second bitcoin only trip this year, this time heading out West.

One of the tools that’s helped us the most in our journey has been the AirBitz bitcoin directory and wallet.

According to Paul Puey, CEO of AirBitz, he saw a strong demand for a user friendly bitcoin business directory and decided to help make one, “It was a pain point of a bitcoin user to find where I can spend bitcoin and I looked at the other merchant directories and the other solutions, mobile apps, web apps, they felt like such garage projects”.

While in Albuquerque, New Mexico we used AirBitz to find a Mexican Restaurant that accepted Bitcoin called Ortegas. After we paid our tab, we convinced our waiter to set up an AirBitz wallet and tipped him with Bitcoin!

While in San Diego, my wife Cat and I helped a couple of street artists set up an AirBitz wallet so we could buy a painting for our daughter Aliana. And on our final night, we ate at another Bitcoin accepting restaurant called Draft and again set our waiter up with an AirBitz wallet and tipped him out with bitcoin.

This last waiter was pretty skeptical. But as Puey says of the AirBitz app, its a great tool for bitcoin evangelists as it helps new users to see how useful bitcoin truly is, “our goal is to be an app that, as an evangelist, this is the de-facto thing I’m gonna send people to. It’s familiar to set up, its already secure as soon as they set it up, and they already know where to spend the bitcoin, they already know how to make it an actual currency, and to help the economy.”

To download your AirBitz wallet today, search AirBitz, that’s bits with a z, in the google pay store or apple app store. Or use the business directory online at AirBitz.co.

Follow the rest of our bitcoin only road trip at Uncoinventional.com. We’ll be on the road through Novemember spending nothing but Bitcoin. Until next time, peace, love, and bitcoin.

“Uncoinventional” Bitcoin Only Tour Does Libertopia

By Catherine Bleish Originally on Bitcoin Magazine When John and I were invited to speak at Libertopia this year, I was extremely excited about the prospect of visiting California again. The last time I had been that far West was February of 2011 for the Freedom Law School Conference in Ontario, California. I happened to be pregnant at the time and I also happened Continue Reading →

Uncoinventional Living Tour West Day 8 Podcast Seven Days in California on Bitcoin Only

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In this podcast update from the road, John and Cat recount the past 7 days they spent in California using bitcoin only. They share their story of dining on bitcoin and setting up waiters to receive bitcoin tips, the highly successful San Diego Meetup at City Tacos, the lack of bitcoin accepting restaraunts in L.A. and more.

Check out the restaraunts we ate at while in Southern California:

City Tacos – https://airbitz.co/biz/5932/city-tacos-san-diego/

Pangea Bakery Cafe – https://airbitz.co/biz/2939/pangea-bakery-cafe-san-diego/

Draft – https://airbitz.co/biz/8526/draft-san-diego/

Rossisi – https://airbitz.co/biz/5926/rossis-pizza-san-marcos/

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A Girls Day Out With CoinJar

By Tatiana Moroz

Yesterday was my last Friday in Melbourne before the next leg of the journey through Australasia, and Dean and I were joined by our CoinJar sponsor’s very own Zhoe and Melbourne photographer Pierce to document a girls day out on bitcoin in the city.  We used the CoinJar card and that made spending bitcoin all the easier.  You basically use it as a charge card anywhere that debit cards are accepted.  We used it at a pizza place and then paying for the cab, with a few more destinations planned for Monday.  It was really easy and versatile!

I really admire that Cat and John can live completely on bitcoin during their Uncoinventional tour, and have been considering doing the same (versus just showing how the tech and currency can improve our lives and is influencing business and culture).  For me, there’s still some friction there, something I can’t quite deal with in every transaction.  I am traveling internationally, on a tight budget, and honestly, it’s not as much my focus.  It’s definitely something I am trying to incorporate, but I don’t want to paint the experience as perfect.  So discussing these real life challenges serves as a great lesson.  How else will we learn what the ecosystem needs?  Those observations can illuminate opportunities for entrepreneurs to fill the voids.

While Melbourne has a TON of businesses that accept bitcoin (I used the Airbitz app to find the closest locations), the fact is that CoinJar made it possible to spend bitcoin virtually anywhere.  I can’t use the card or app in New Zealand (the US Itunes didn’t have it available yet), but they are planning to expand into the UK, where I will certainly be visiting next year.

All in all, I had a really fun day with the gang, checking out the sites.  Here are some pics of what we saw!

Got a little lost so ended up taking a taxi

Got a little lost so ended up taking a taxi

The photographer trying to get a cool shot of Zhoe and I at the start of our journey

The photographer trying to get a cool shot of Zhoe and I at the start of our journey

Paying with the CoinJar app for our vino

Paying with the CoinJar app for our vino

Stopping to smell the roses, even though my allergies are making me miserable

Stopping to smell the roses, even though my allergies are making me miserable

I thought these rules were nicely phrased, and the selective stickers placement is kinda funny

I thought these rules were nicely phrased, and the selective stickers placement is kinda funny

Prepping for the day before the pizzas arrive

Prepping for the day before the pizzas arrive

Pizza Aussie style, still tasty, but it ain't NY

Pizza Aussie style, still tasty, but it ain’t NY

Using CoinJar to pay for cabs makes getting around SO easy, why don't we have this in the US?!

Using CoinJar to pay for cabs makes getting around SO easy, why don’t we have this in the US?!

Zhoe and I attempting to get a normal looking selfie at the entrance to China Town

Zhoe and I attempting to get a normal looking selfie at the entrance to China Town

About to walk into China Town

About to walk into China Town

Cake roll thingies in the Chinese bakery window

Cake roll thingies in the Chinese bakery window

More strange pastries, I have no idea what they are like, maybe next time (too much pizza)!

More strange pastries, I have no idea what they are like, maybe next time (too much pizza)!

 

 

Uncoinventional Bitcoin Roadtrip Hosts Bitcoin MeetUp at The Crepe

For Immediate Release: Wednesday Nov 21 2014 John Bush / Catherine Bleish Johnbush512@gmail.com / cat.bleish@gmail.com 512-815-7388 A family of four on a bitcoin-only holiday road trip will host a MeetUp tonight in Las Vegas. The Blush Family is half way through their three week cross-country journey. They have spent only bitcoin on expenses such as food, gasoline and lodging. John Bush, Continue Reading →

Uncoinventional Living Tour West Day 7 Podcast John Bush Libertopia Speech Freedom Cells Mutual Aid Society

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The Day 7 Uncoinventional Living Tour West podcast features John Bush’s speech at Libertopia Festival on Freedom Cells, a peer to peer mutual aid society. In the speech, John explores four areas he believes are necessary if we are to find liberty in our lifetime.

  1. Education
  2. Creation and Promotion of Alternative Institutions
  3. Freedom Cells
  4. Diplomacy

What is a Freedom Cell?

In his speech, John offers a framework known as freedom cells which just might be a viable non-coercive non-hierarchical means of organizing society. Freedom Cells are groups of 8 to12 who form mutual aid compacts with one another, dedicating themselves to aiding and supporting their fellow inner cadre members. The cadre can collaborate to achieve common goals such as each member having at least 3 months of food and water storage, a firearm, a secure means of communication with fellow cell members, and a bug-out plan.

Middle Cadre

The 8 to 12 cell members then agitate for the creation of 8 to 12 groups of 8 to 12 so the group number is now 80 to 120. Members of this group, also knows as the middle cadre, agree to support their fellow cadre members, however their commitment to one another is not as strong as the more intimate inner cadre.

Outer Cadre

With 100 like-like minded individuals and families now on the same page, cell members can now provide real security and support for one another. Be it financial aide, neighborly support, or physical defense, a united group of 100 people is a force to be reckoned with. While the initial middle cadre is organizing itself, other groups of 8 to 12 and 80 to 120 are simultaneously being formed. When 8 to 12 middle cadre groups organize, we now have an outer cadre, which is 800 to 1200 strong. A group of around 1000 united freedom seekers should be able adequately provide aid and comfort to one another while collectively and creatively asserting their sovereignty.

Meta Cadre

Take it one step further with the organization of 8 to 12 outer cadres, and you now have a meta cadre numbering around 10,000 people. 10,000 people is a lot of people. 10,000 people can make the prospect of relative to total liberty through peaceful means very achievable. Link up with 9 other meta cadres, now boasting 100k people, and you have more than a cadre, you have a full on society. If the 100k people are ethical people and willing to stand up for one another, you will have an ethical society capable of asserting itself to the point of non-association with those individuals, groups, and institutions they deem no longer worthy of their co-participation.

Enter the Blockchain

After explaining the concept of the freedom cell, John tells how blockchain technology can augment the furtherance of this path while increasing it’s viability on a global scale. If each cadre member obtains a public address and private key, the entirety of the network can enjoy encrypted communication and coordination, a means of crowd funding mutual aid projects, as well as a means of achieving consensus using the blockchain as a voting platform.

Listen to the speech and consider the prospect of realizing true liberty in your lifetime.

Organize an inner cadre today!

Strength in Numbers Strength in Unity Strength in Truth

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ALSO RECORDED AT LIBERTOPIA AND ALREADY PUBLISHED OR COMING UP AS PART OF OUR DAILY TOUR UPDATES

Catherine Bleish on Bitcoin Travel and the Uncoinventional Living Tour

Paul Puey interview on AirBitz, a secure wallet and business directory in one slick package

Paige Peterson interview on Project MaidSafe, an effort to create a decentralized file storage protocol and parallel internet.

Robert Podolsky interview on the Titania Society, groups of eight, and ethics for a better tomorrow.

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