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Quality movies on cryptocurrency
Despite the fact that Bitcoin is one of the most popular economy novelties and it becomes much more popular with each day, there are still many ordinary people who do not know anything about that particular element. What is more, BTC has got a mysterious aura around itself, being an extremely valuable, yet very common for people who know a thing or two about the world of cryptocurrencies. No wonder – even the cinematic universe found this phenomenon very interesting and attractive to use.
Good news are that almost every movie about cryptocurrency, no matter how artistic or documentary it really is, can offer us a sort of explanation and interpretation of almost every basic word and term. Due to that, we will understand everything that there is to understand when it comes to the most basic cryptocurrency knowledge.
In order to show you that it is possible to create an interesting film about cryptocurrency, we prepared a list of 8 movies that take on this topic in either documentary or artistic style. It is up to you whether you decide to delve into the document-based movies or enjoy creations that focus mostly on gripping story.
Magic Money: The Bitcoin Revolution
Issued in 2017, the movie is 55 minutes long and allows us to delve deeper into the world of cryptocurrency. From there, we learn how this digital currency works, what is the point of Bitcoin and we learn about its development potential. Of course besides the properties of Bitcoin itself, this document focuses on the financial system and how BTC and Altcoins can influence it.
Noteworthy is the fact that in the movie we can find Roger Ver. He is a crypto apologist, what makes the movie even more entertaining and enjoyable.
The Bitcoin Phenomenon
If we wish to know more about the creation of the Bitcoin and how the world’s first cryptocurrency appeared, we should take a look at The Bitcoin Phenomenon. It appeared in 2014 and although it is only half an hour long, it is still very enjoyable piece of video that will expand your knowledge on this subject quite severely. Of course we are not going to find here Satoshi Nakamoto himself, but other people who have been extremely vital for the further development of Bitcoin. It means that you will be able to watch the interviews of such personas as Gavin Andresen or Eric Vurhes. The first one spent over 10 years on developing Bitcoin, whereas the second gentleman was one of the most notable people in general.
The movie offers us the combination of interviews, what could be fairly difficult to watch for everyone.
Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin & The Blockchain
The protagonist of Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin & The Blockchain is the author of famous book regarding Bitcoin, Nathaniel Popper. In his “Digital Gold”, he wrote very interesting things that, as you can guess, appeared in his column in the newspaper. Since it is the series of six 8-minute episodes, we can see different aspects of Bitcoin being described and discussed with developers, programmers, scientists, and other Bitcoin enthusiasts who popularized the coin over past several years.
A lot of screen time was spent on mining and the potential behind it. Thanks to that, we could learn more about the entire business of mining and why it is such a great opportunity. Noteworthy is also the fact that such important persons as Gavin Andresen, Vitalik Buterin, Charlie Cooper, and some others share their opinions and provide us with predictions of how cryptocurrency can change in the future.
Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It
The next title we are describing had its premiere in 2015 and it is a 60-minute long documentary about the basics regarding Bitcoin. In addition to that, we can see that Torsten Hoffman’s movie provides us some interesting ideas of how BTC can be used and what is its role in the economics and in financial system overall.
Of course we should also point out that thanks to its friendly montage, we can enjoy this piece of image without worrying about difficult language. There is even a plot thanks to which we will be able to understand politics, economics, and trade elements of the movie quite easily.
Life on Bitcoin
Of course there are less scientific documentaries regarding Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general. A great example is Life on Bitcoin, which allows us to follow the story of a married couple. This couple decided to pay only with the use of cryptocurrency. Noteworthy is the fact that this is the first documentary in this list that exceeds the time of 60 minutes. Overall, it lasts an hour and a half and thanks to the division of movie onto two sections, we can learn more about the Bitcoin itself and about the spouses. They are trying to encourage other people to understand and even use cryptocurrency by themselves.
Of course we should know that the entire goal was only three months long. Still, it is an interesting attempt to see how interesting, yet at this moment difficult the life on Bitcoin can really be.
If you are looking for more entertainment rather than information, then you should look at ‘Dope’ and this extraordinary comedy-like artistic creation. In here, we will follow the history of a teenager named Malcom. His dream is to go to Harvard. Unfortunately, the cost of getting there makes it almost impossible. However, some day he finds drugs, which he decides to sell through the Internet using Bitcoin. This is a fully-fledged comedy with above average ratings, real actors and interesting storyline that will definitely appeal to many of you.
Although Startup does not offer any descriptions of Bitcoin, blockchain, or anything that is connected to cryptocurrency, we will move to the world of spies and financial frauds. This is the American thriller with world known stars like for example Martin Freeman, who is best known for his roles in “The Hobbit” and “Sherlock”.
The storyline concerns a gang lord, a hacker, and a desperate banker. They need to work together if they are willing to prolong their “American Dream” and be responsible for the most interesting organized crime in the USA.
Of course there are more oriental productions that haven’t been filled with American/British actors and created in Hollywood. An example is Bitcoin Heist, a creation that occurred in 2016. It is a Vietnamese action movie filled with plenty of dynamic situations. Although Vietnamese productions usually grant low budget and are not of the highest quality, this particular title deserves recognition for great acting and quite gripping storyline, which is filled with Bitcoin and cryptocurrency background. Of course this is the exemplary movie for the fans of cyber-like themes.
Summary and conclusion
As you can see, there are many movies to choose from. You can either pick a documentary production that focuses mostly on Bitcoin itself and puts cryptocurrency at the most important place or you can choose artistic creations that make use of the theme of Bitcoin and create attractive to the eye image.