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.
A feature documentary that explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law; with particular focus on the FBI capture of the Tor hidden service Silk Road, and the judicial aftermath.
Joshua L. Dratel
Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the U.S. Federal Reserve has never been greater. Markets and governments around the world hold their breath in anticipation of the Fed ... See full summary »
Bitcoin: The End Of Money As We Know It traces the history of money from the bartering societies of the ancient world to the trading floors of Wall St. The documentary exposes the practices of central banks and the dubious financial actors who brought the world to its knees in the last crisis. It highlights the Government influence on the money creation process and how it causes inflation. Moreover, this film explains how most money we use today is created out of thin air by banks when they create debt. Epic in scope, this film examines the patterns of technological innovation and questions everything you thought you knew about money. Is Bitcoin an alternative to national currencies backed by debt? Will Bitcoin and cryptocurrency spark a revolution in how we use money peer to peer? Is it a gift to criminals? Or is it the next bubble waiting to burst? If you trust in your money just as it is - this film has news for you.Written by
"I'm sure that in twenty years there will either be very large Bitcoin transaction volume or none."
These are powerful closing words to a documentary that will inspire you to question your understanding of money as we know it. Attributed to Satoshi Nakamoto, the enigmatic person or collective behind the creation of Bitcoin, it stirs our imagination. As technology disrupts more and more of the analog ways we've conducted our lives (from ride-sharing to social media to innovative apps), we start to wonder if Bitcoin may indeed disrupt our financial systems in the powerful way this documentary has laid out for us.
"BITCOIN: The End of Money as We Know It" is a reflective look back at our human history of monetary exchange, and does a great job of exploring the hows and whys of currency creation. Paired with an energetic music score and voice-of-god like narration, it will get you rethinking how the world may fundamentally shift yet again. It is impressive the way the film covers the span of thousands of years of currency history, a topic that could easily become technical gymnastics. At its high points, the doc's riveting intensity recalls earlier greats, such as Inside Job, about the financial crisis. Very educational and informative. Wish it were even longer!
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