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Bitcoins and Gravy #51: Bitcoins in Bali!

Published on January 18th, 2015 by johnbarrett

On today's show I interview Gary Dykstra a Detroit transplant living in Indonesia on the beautiful island of Bali. Gary tells us about Bitcoin in Bali and how it’s now possible to vacation in Bali and spend only Bitcoins. We get an update on the Ubud weekly meetup and we learn about the BitIslands.com social experiment going on right now. Gary also tells us about late night parties, monkeys that will steal your sunglasses and off road motorcycling through the jungle.


Audio clip featuring Chamath Palihapitiya - former Facebook executive Published on Apr 30, 2013

Gary Dykstra can be reached by email at
[email protected]

On Twitter @dykstranet

Gary originally came to Bali to spend some time with Charles Eisenstein. For a cool introduction to Charles Eisenstein’s work:

The #BitcoinInBali Ubud weekly meet up uses the following Facebook group to coordinate activities locally.

#BitcoinsInBali meetings are broadcast live at (6pm local Bali time).

For information on the BitIslands.com social experiment:

Bitcoin and Alt coin education site developed by folks in Ubud, Bali

Regarding the complimentary currency movement which predates Bitcoin and crypto currencies.

For information on HUBUD, the co-working incubation space located in Ubud, Bali:

For information on the Bitfilm Bitcoin Film Festival:

Ode To Satoshi

Ode to Satoshi lyrics & melody by John Barrett
Copyright 2014 RJM Publishing - BMI Nashville.

Lead Vocal, Harmony Vocals, Harmonica, Snare Drum: John Barrett
Harmony vocals: John Barrett, Connie Sinclair and Lij Shaw
Guitar: Jonathan Brown
Mandolin: Ben Miller
Bass Guitar: Michael Rinne

Initial tracks recorded by Mark Thornton of Sidekick Sound Studios, Madison, TN.
All other tracks Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at The Toy Box Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Engineer: Lij Shaw. Assistant to engineer: Don The Don Bates
Produced by John Barrett & Elijah Lij Shaw

Special thanks to Alex Munoz Guijarro for his excellent pedal steel playing on many of our shows.

Interviews for this episode were edited and produced by John Barrett at The Tree House Studio - East Nashville, Tennessee.

Theme song Gravy by the band, Eleanor Roosevelt with Lij on fiddle.

And a big thank you to the moral support from my friends at The Tennessee Bitcoin Alliance: TennesseeBitcoin.org

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