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.
Bitcoin is the most disruptive invention since the Internet, and now an ideological battle is underway between fringe utopists and mainstream capitalism. The film shows the players who are defining how this technology will shape our lives.
When 850 000 bitcoins -half a billion dollars- disappear from Mt. Gox in Tokyo, its unconventional CEO, Mark Karpelès, is arrested. After a year, he's finally released for lack of evidence. Mark Karpelès is now free and breaks its silence.
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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
R&R is an interesting primer on the early weeks, months and years of the crypto currency Bitcoin. As a follower of Bitcoin for the past year I was eager to see the first feature length film documenting it. I think it makes a great primer on the subject for a curios audience to get a good working knowledge of the concept, community and technology that underpins Bitcoin without having to wade through Reddit and other community based sites. Bitcoin is an incredibly fast moving technology, and as the first real new money to be created in the past 2000 years it's a massively complex and fluid ecosystem that the film makers have done well to capture and document from it's infancy through the first few years of it's life. Therein however lies the major problem with the subject matter and the film. It's so fast moving that the film is already 3 or 4 months out of date at launch, which in Bitcoin terms is an eon. It is also a little unstructured and wanders around with little direction in places. This is in no way a slur on the film makers as the nature of feature length film is that it takes time, and documenting a global phenomenon that is changing daily is no mean feat. I think that in the same way that Bitcoin is revolutionising our concept of value transfer and decentralised trustless networks, comment on it is better suited to faster and more immediate media such as blogs, real time vid casts, chat rooms etc. Definitely worth a watch though. History in the making.
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