Nov 132013
 
Blanketgate: A Tale of Theft and Direct Action

When Pensacola City Council passed a Panhandling Ordinance essentially outlawing homelessness, one would think that would be bad enough. Where are people supposed to go when it gets colder? Is the ordinance going to be applied to shoppers who camp out for Black Friday? When the City Council declares homelessness to be an “eyesore” and we have a mayor more focused on aesthetics than rectifying the economic problems causing the growing homelessness; it’s a recipe […]

Oct 292013
 
Cleaning Up Satoshi Forest

As mentioned in previous posts, Jason King is the founder of Sean’s Outpost, a homeless outreach center in Pensacola, FL. So far, Sean’s Outpost has fed 20,000 people through donations. Hold up, let me say that again, 20,000 people have been fed with Bitcoin donations. Simply amazing. With the help of the generous Bitcoin community, he also acquired nine acres of property that will be used as a homeless sanctuary. The landlord is even allowing […]

Aug 162013
 
Feeding and Housing the Homeless with Bitcoin

I got to sit down with Jason King, founder of Sean’s Outpost Homeless Outreach and two of his friends who help with operations (Michael Kimberl and Adam Richard) to discuss how Sean’s Outpost has used donations from the Bitcoin community to feed and house the homeless in Pensacola, FL. It was an enlightening experience, and validated my belief that Bitcoin can be used to do so much good for the world in an easily accessible […]