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Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It (2015)

For anyone who has not fully understood the controversial Bitcoin yet, this is a concise and informative crash course about Money and Crypto Currencies.

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Torsten Hoffmann (co-director), Michael Watchulonis (co-director)
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Credited cast:
John Barrett John Barrett ... Voice
Andreas M. Antonopoulos Andreas M. Antonopoulos ... Himself
Jeffrey A. Tucker Jeffrey A. Tucker ... Himself
Matt Miller Matt Miller ... Himself
Naomi Brockwell ... Herself (scenes deleted)
Roger Ver Roger Ver ... Himself
Bruce Fenton Bruce Fenton ... Himself (scenes deleted)
Vitalik Buterin Vitalik Buterin ... Himself
Paul Vigna Paul Vigna ... Himself
Michael Casey Michael Casey ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elizabeth Ploshay Elizabeth Ploshay ... Herself
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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 Torsten Hoffmann

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A Documentary About Money - And the Controversial Crypto-Currency Bitcoin

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Not Rated
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English

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July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Биткойн: Конец денег, какими мы их знаем See more »

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New York, USA See more »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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Voice: This is an important documentary
Voice: It is a rapid film that catches you off guard, with a title as provocative as itself
Voice: My Brother just bought it and watched it and was blown away by it! I've been trying to explain it to him for years with little luck!
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Ode To Satoshi
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"I'm sure that in twenty years there will either be very large Bitcoin transaction volume…or none."
17 July 2015 | by FilmreviewsCLSee all my reviews

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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