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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.
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Wences Casares ... Himself
Nathanial Popper ... Himself
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Nancy Cannucciari
Michael Casey ... Himself
David Chaum ... Himself
Andy Greenberg ... Himself
Benjamin Lawsky ... Himself
Blythe Masters ... Herself
Rakesh Motwani ... Himself
Rand Paul ... Himself
... Himelf
Barry Silbert ... Himself
Nick Spanos ... Himself
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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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More an advertisement than a documentary
6 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

The facts about 2008 crisis are falsified; on purpose or because of ignorance. The producers want to impose the idea that bitcoin is a revolution towards an utopia; and bad banks and governments are against it. In fact; though impossible; the world bitcoin would create if it replaced paper money, would be an ultra liberal one with no public services, no loan mechanism, high jobless population and big income inequality. The documentary is misleading on bitcoin that makes you think that its fate is in hands of a bunch of illiterate simple minded dreamers, actually bitcoin and criptocurrency is far from that and deserves credit and attention.


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