From tuk tuks to COVID tests, YouTuber tests Bitcoin use cases across multiple countries By Cointelegraph

© Reuters.

A YouTuber started a journey in September to see whether he could survive solely on as a means of payment while traveling to 40 different countries.

Speaking to Cointelegraph on Monday, YouTuber Paco De La India — or “Paco from India” — said though the spread of omicron had somewhat altered his original travel plans, he was still surprised at how many people had accepted Bitcoin (BTC) in countries where crypto was in a legal or regulatory grey area. Beginning his journey in the Indian city of Bengaluru, Paco sold his belongings in September 2021 and mostly relied on BTC donations to fund his trip — which, so far, has taken him across India, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand and Cambodia.

Paco, speaking from Siem Reap, Cambodia