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The Man Who Ran Across America to Raise Bitcoins for the Homeless


Around 4:30 p.m., one small crowd started gathering in front of the Willie Mays statue near the stadium's entrance, but the game wasn't their first priority. They wanted to see Jason King finish his 3,200-mile bitcoin mega-marathon at the corner of 3rd and King Streets. There wasn't a ribbon at the finish line, but his supporters–including the BitGive Foundation's Connie Gallippi, Bitcoin Not Bomb's Davi Barker, CryptoCorp's Ryan Singer, and Ethereum's wiz-kid hacker Vitalik Buterin–were ready to welcome him with confetti poppers and custom license plates that read "Stop Forrest Stop."

Close to 5:00 pm, King came running down the street in bitcoin-orange shoes and a black t-shirt displaying a huge QR code and the words "Sean's Outpost Donate BTC." Sean's Outpost is the charity he founded to feed the homeless in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida, where roughly one in six people live below the poverty line, and BTC is bitcoin.

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