Meet the man living, breathing and betting on bitcoin. CEO Olaf Carlson-Wee’s world is driven by ‘Bitcoin’ and cryptocurrency. But, can we really live off it?
The first employee at the cryptocurrency broker Coinbase, Olaf did just this living entirely on Bitcoin, the most famous form of cryptocurrency – even taking his salary in the digital tokens that some analysts predict may eventually render cash obsolete.
In this interview with Vice News, Olaf, who now runs a hedge fund dealing entirely in crypto assets, explains everything you need to know about money 2.0. Including how he went from an adventurer on a Jack Kerouac style road trip and working as a lumberjack to an explosion of wealth.