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From Tuk Tuks to COVID Testing, YouTuber Tests Bitcoin Use Cases Across Multiple Countries By Cointelegraph


©Reuters. From tuk tuks to COVID tests, YouTuber tests bitcoin use cases in multiple countries

One YouTuber set out on a journey in September to see if he could survive solely on payment as he traveled through 40 different countries.

Speaking to Cointelegraph on Monday, YouTuber Paco De La India, or “Paco from India,” said that although the spread of the omicron had somewhat altered his original travel plans, he was still surprised by how many people had accepted Bitcoin. () in countries where cryptocurrencies were in a legal or regulatory gray area. Starting his journey in the Indian city of Bengaluru, Paco sold his belongings in September 2021 and relied primarily on BTC donations to finance his journey, which, so far, has taken him through India, the United Arab Emirates , Thailand and Cambodia.

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The YouTuber, who said he preferred to use non-custodial wallets and Lightning for BTC transactions, was originally planning to visit 40 countries for 10 days each, but COVID restrictions have somewhat altered his itinerary. Paco is dodging mandatory quarantines, the requirements of many countries for tourists to stay within their borders for at least 14 days, and the added costs of polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests.

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