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Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains and the Future of the Internet (2020)

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Five years after his first documentary, award-winning producer/director Torsten Hoffmann revisits Bitcoin and sets out to explore the evolution of the blockchain industry and its new promise. Can this technology, designed to operate independent of trust and within a decentralized network, really provide a robust alternative to the Internet as we know it?
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Credited cast:
Andreas M. Antonopoulos Andreas M. Antonopoulos ... Self
Vitalik Buterin Vitalik Buterin ... Self
Torsten Hoffmann Torsten Hoffmann ... Self
Robert Kahn Robert Kahn ... Self
Preethi Kasireddy Preethi Kasireddy ... Self
Charlie Lee ... Self
Vinny Lingham ... Self
Samson Mow Samson Mow ... Self
Laura Shin Laura Shin ... Self
Roger Ver Roger Ver ... Self
Craig Steven Wright Craig Steven Wright ... Self


Bitcoin has been called one of the most disruptive technologies of our times, threatening banks by building an alternative and decentralized currency system. Some say that its "blockchain" could provide a blueprint for a better and fairer Internet - challenging the dominating technology giants. Despite this potential, Bitcoin is undergoing severe price volatility and the community is facing a bitter internal 'civil war'. Moreover, much of the media coverage is often misinformed or misleading and the general public is still confused about the technology and its larger implications. Join filmmaker Torsten Hoffmann (Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It) on his journey to better understand this decentralised technology and the promise of web3.0. This Screen Australia supported and crowdfunded feature documentary introduces the 'big brains and big egos' of this new industry including Andreas Antonopoulos, Laura Shin, Dr. Jemma Green, Charlie Lee, Vitalik Buterin, Preethi Kasireddy, Dr. ...

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Thinking of Buying Bitcoin? Watch this First!
17 September 2020 | by exploretvSee all my reviews

This documentary is a brutally honest assessment of Bitcoin. Both technically and creatively Torsten and his crew have put together a compelling story. I found myself being drawn in further and further to mysteries and sometimes outlandish statements about Bitcoin. If you have ever thought about buying Bitcoin or if you already have I strongly suggest that you watch this movie.

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7 May 2020 (Canada) See more »

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$390,000 (estimated)
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16 : 9
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