Released a month ago by Directors Torsten Hoffmann and Michael Watchulonis, the award-winning Cryptopia documentary about cryptocurrency and its global adoption goes deep into the blockchain phenomenon.
It simply outlines three ‘acts’ about the benefits and use cases of the blockchain (see image, credits to Cryptopia). It starts with a discussion about the revolutionary 9-page whitepaper for Bitcoin, which came following the 2008 Financial Crisis, and the use-case for a peer-to-peer digital currency.
The award-winning documentary is both educational and intriguing, even for newbies, and especially if you are deep into the cryptocurrency rabbit hole like I am! Consider giving it a watch below.
Overview: “This documentary has won more than a dozen awards at international film festivals. Five years after his first Bitcoin documentary, award-winning producer/director Torsten Hoffmann revisits the topic and sets out to explore the evolution of the blockchain industry and its new lofty promises. Can this technology, designed to operate independent of trust and within a decentralized network, really provide a robust alternative to the Internet as we know it (web3.0)?”
Storyline: ‘Bitcoin has been called one of the most disruptive technologies of our times, threatening banks by building an alternative and decentralized currency system. Some say that its “blockchain” could provide a blueprint for a better and fairer Internet – challenging the dominating technology giants. Despite this potential, Bitcoin is undergoing severe price volatility and the community is facing a bitter internal ‘civil war’. Moreover, much of the media coverage is often misinformed or misleading and the general public is still confused about the technology and its larger implications. Join filmmaker Torsten Hoffmann (Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It) on his journey to better understand this decentralized technology and the promise of web3.0. This Screen Australia supported and crowdfunded feature documentary introduces the ‘big brains and big egos’ of this new industry including Andreas Antonopoulos, Laura Shin, Dr. Jemma Green, Charlie Lee, Vitalik Buterin, Preethi Kasireddy, Dr. Robert Kahn, Wences Casares, Samson Mow, Roger Ver, Craig Wright, and many more. Some of the hackers, hipsters, and hustlers that Torsten interviewed 5 years ago are now creating a new decentralized web, while others have broken their promises. Can we trust them to build a trustless new cyber utopia or are their projects as unfairly distributed, and easily manipulated as our current systems?’