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Banking on Bitcoin (2016)

TV-PG | | Documentary, History, News | 2016 (USA)
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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.





Credited cast:
Wences Casares Wences Casares ... Self
Nathanial Popper Nathanial Popper ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gavin Andresen Gavin Andresen ... Self
Naomi Brockwell ... Self
Nancy Cannucciari Nancy Cannucciari
Michael Casey ... Self
David Chaum David Chaum ... Self
Andy Greenberg Andy Greenberg ... Self
Benjamin Lawsky Benjamin Lawsky ... Self
Jaron Lukas Jaron Lukas ... Self - CEO Coinsetter
Blythe Masters Blythe Masters ... Self
Rakesh Motwani Rakesh Motwani ... Self
Rand Paul ... Self
Charlie Shrem ... Self
Barry Silbert Barry Silbert ... Self


Not since the invention of the Internet has there been such a disruptive technology as Bitcoin. Bitcoin's early pioneers sought to blur the lines of sovereignty and the financial status quo. After years of underground development Bitcoin grabbed the attention of a curious public, and the ire of the regulators the technology had subverted. After landmark arrests of prominent cyber criminals Bitcoin faces its most severe adversary yet, the very banks it was built to destroy. Written by Periscope

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The score to this was written and made by soundtrack artist Ben Prunty, most notably known for the soundtrack for the game 'FTL: Faster than Light'. This is his first film score. See more »

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The New World Order starts with Bitcoin
14 January 2018 | by mihai_alexandru_chindrisSee all my reviews

Is it really this virtual currency, along with many other replicas, the future of the payments and the financial system? I bet it will be. Or at least, I hope so. We've all been familiar for a long time with the idea of "open-source software", and now that it comes to money, it just raises a lot of opportunities for the people who want to step into the field of crypto -currencies, or who only want to get rid of banks, and start living life without the worries of fees, taxes and so on, that banks impose. Of course, we have this kind of things in virtual currencies, but are insignificant, compared to the regulations that the government and central banks force us to obey. I guess we are fed up enough with this kind of plastic we worship, call it dollar or whatsoever, we die every single day for it, just to gain a basic income & we can barely afford the "cheap" things. It's time for change. It's time for a revolution. It's time to join the movement!

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New York City, New York, USA

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