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This documentary is about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoins and Ethereum, and focuses on some of the crypto world’s key figures, including Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum. Behind the current hype over Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, a far more interesting story emerges – about the decentralised blockchain technology that allows them to exist. This documentary dives into the Crypto Kingdom to understand the technology and why we should all care about how it develops. Just as it’s difficult to do anything without the internet today, in 10 or 20 years, we might be saying the same thing about blockchain. Travels through a landscape where the virtual and the physical intertwine, where seemingly abstract concepts like Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and blockchain have inspired libertarians, financiers and entrepreneurs to throw themselves into the technology and explore its potential for the future. Some see it as a revolution, others see the prospect of great profits, and many get lost in between – prey to scams, hacks, or naiveté. It may form the digital foundations for a dystopian technocracy. The film travels across Latin America and Asia in search of the truth behind the hype.
Run time: 47 min
Written and directed by: Charly Feldman
Episode 3 in the series “Inside the Cryptokingdom”
Production: Key Pictures for Channel NewsAsia (2020)
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