The story of Bitcoin starts in 2008 when Satoshi Nakamoto released a white paper documenting how the digital currency called Bitcoin should work. Since then Bitcoin has garnered an unbelievable amount of attention. Many filmmakers have since tried to seize the opportunity and tell their story of Bitcoin. We have collected the best Bitcoin movies you should watch soon!
Some Bitcoin movies are more about overnight millionaires, huge financial scandals, illegal money laundering, drugdealing, etc., while others focus on the developing world and how digital currency can be helpful there. Either way, there is no doubt that decentralized cryptocurrencies are disrupting our traditional financial system.
It may take some time for governments to embrace digital currency, but it will happen. The children of our children will live in a world where people use cryptocurrencies instead of cash. These documentaries play an important role in educating the public about the true potential of Bitcoin, blockchain technology and the advantages of decentralization.
Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It
A 60-minute documentary created by Torsten Hoffmann was released in December 2014. It is a must-watch and still one of the best Bitcoin documentaries to date. The film raised 17,362 Australian Dollars on Kickstarter.
The documentary explains why and how Bitcoin could disrupt our traditional financial system. Thorsten and his team interviewed many influential people from blockchain start-ups and various cryptocurrency-related projects.
Torsten Hoffmann is now planning for an updated, bigger and better documentary which will include hot new topics like Ethereum, ICOs and the entire Bitcoin scaling debate.
The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin
The documentary focuses on the events that got Bitcoin in the headlines. Bitcoin is a socio-economic experiment that probably hasn’t reached its apex as of yet, even though it has been around since 2009. There were many highs and lows during those 8 years and you have the opportunity to see all of them and listen to the explanation of why they really happened.
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Life on Bitcoin
Austin and Becky decided to conduct the following experiment – to live and pay for everything in bitcoin (no dollars or any other fiat currency). A common argument of Bitcoin skeptics is that the digital currency cannot be used for everyday life and you cannot stop using debit/credit cards or cash. Watch Austin and Becky on their journey where they share every single step of their 100-day social experiment with Bitcoin.
Bitcoin in Uganda
This film tells the story of Ronald from Uganda who receives bitcoins from his family in the US to support his education. Watch the documentary to learn about the possibilities of how decentralized digital currency can change many underdeveloped countries. People in Uganda started using bitcoins because of high transaction fees via Western Union or MoneyGram. Bitcoin is just faster and cheaper to send. A real case study and very emotional storytelling.
Bitcoin in Argentina
The biggest problem in Argentina is the high inflation of its currency – currently around 20 – 25% a year. The Argentinian Peso cannot serve as a store of value. The economic situation is hard for the majority of people because they cannot exchange Argentinian Pesos for dollars or euros. Neither can they buy gold legally. Watch this documentary to learn how Bitcoin is the saviour for Argentinians and how they use it.
Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain
Trust Machine is the first blockchain-funded, blockchain-distributed, and blockchain-focused documentary, from entertainment tech company SingularDTV and Futurism Studios. The documentary explores the evolution of cryptocurrency, blockchain, and decentralization.
Bitcoin Big Bang: l’improbable épopée de Mark Karpeles
The movie Bitcoin Big Bang covers story behind Mt. Gox, a bitcoin exchange that was hacked in 2014 and lost over 450K worth of Bitcoin.
The movie Deep Web is about Silk Road. Silk Road was the first marketplace of this kind where you could pay with Bitcoin (BTC), and its mysterious leader — Dread Pirate Roberts. It also show how the police enforcement approached the arrest and took down the creator of Silk Road Ross William Ulbricht (29 years old).
Other Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency movies
- Magic Money: The Bitcoin Revolution
- Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains and the Future of the Internet (2020)
- CryptoRush (2020)
- Open Source Money (2020)
- Monero Means Money: Cryptocurrency 101, Live from Leipzig (2020)
- Virality (2017)
- Blockchain City (2018)
Cryptocurrency related movies and documentaries
Have you seen other interesting movies or documentaries about Bitcoin or other digital currencies? Share your tips, write a comment below!