On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 5 contestants began the Money 20/20 Payments Race in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the SIBOS conference.
Each contestant must use a different method of payment to get from Toronto to Las Vegas in 7 days, with checkpoints and challenges along the way.
Payment methods are: Chip and pin, Bitcoin, Gold, Cash and Coins, and Contactless.
It is only through a series of random connections that I became aware of this race.
One of the contestants, Jessica Moorhouse, is a friend of mine and host of the Mo’ Money Podcast.
She posted on social media about being the first Canadian to be selected to compete in the race.
Then I found out that the race was starting at the 3rd day of the SIBOS conference in Toronto - a conference that I just happened to be already attending!
So I tracked down the 5 contestants and chatted with all of them about the race, their assigned methods of payment, and how they were feeling at the beginning of this 7-day journey!