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The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin (2014)

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A computer programmer becomes fascinated with the digital currency Bitcoin, and through his involvement in the Bitcoin community, we learn about the impending global impact of this amazing new technology.

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Gavin Andresen
Brian Armstrong
Margaux Avedisian
Vitalik Buterin
Mike Caldwell ... Casascius
Fred Ehrsam
Tony Gallippi
Gonzague Gay-Bouchery
Yifu Guo
Mark Karpeles
Jered Kenna
Trace Mayer
Daniel Mross
Stephen Pair
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Dan is a 35 year old computer programmer from Pittsburgh who lives a busy life. Along with balancing work, his marriage, and raising his three boys, Dan spends much of his time actively involved in all things Bitcoin. After discovering Bitcoin in 2011, his love and obsession for the crypto-currency was born, revealing an uncharted world of new possibilities for him to explore. Join us as we take a journey through the rapidly growing world of Bitcoin. Along the way, we'll follow the stories of entrepreneurs and startups that are helping shape the new financial frontier. We'll look at the competitive mining market and the various subcultures within the Bitcoin community. You'll encounter a variety of characters and opinions as we examine the social and political impact of an open-source digital currency. Will the rise of Bitcoin bring a monetary paradigm shift that will forever change the world? Written by Nicholas Mross

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This documentary shows both sides of Bitcoin for everyone's benefit
21 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Bitcoin is indeed in an accelerated stage of its existence. While a few trolls here have chosen to label the first-ever grassroots bootstrapped financial system as "tulips" and a "ponzi scheme", this documentary shows quite the opposite.

It begins with a typical Bitcoin participant, an average man with a wife and kids, as he explains his gradual involvement in Bitcoin, and his hopes for the future. It also shows pivotal individuals that have been involved with Bitcoin in some way, without glossing over rough spots in Bitcoin's history.

The takeaway here is Bitcoin is a system that is being built, for normal people, so they can take control of their own financial future. Unlike the legacy system, there aren't onerous controls and rules, its up to you to determine your level of engagement.

Seeing someone pay someone on the other side of the globe, without having to worry about banking hours, wire fees, or any of the other associated nonsense is what really hit home for me.

This documentary is about people working with Bitcoin, and the positive influence it will have on our collective futures, and is well worth the viewing.


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