Nearly two years after initial filming began, the official trailer for the documentary Life on Bitcoin has been released.
Starring Beccy and Austin Craig, the long-awaited film follows the newlyweds as they embark on a 100-day quest to pay for all their needs with bitcoin. The Craigs became a media sensation in 2013 for their exploits, garnering headlines and eventually raising $70,000 on Kickstarter to promote the film.
The preview opens with a montage of scenes from the couple’s travels interspersed with news clips of anchors analyzing the technology. Elsewhere, Fusion senior editor Kashmir Hill makes an appearance to build suspense for the narrative.
“When I first heard that Austin and Beccy were going to live on bitcoin for three months, I was pretty worried for them.”
Also included are interviews with bitcoin luminaries such as Jeffrey Tucker that aim to perhaps exaggerate the government’s supposedly hostile stance toward digital currencies, and scenes that showcase the couple persuading merchants to accept bitcoin.
The Craigs indicated that they hope to travel in support of film screenings to be held this summer.
For more on the trials and tribulations of the Life on Bitcoin journey, revisit our 2013 interview.
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