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Level Up Your Crypto Knowledge: 6 Best Cryptocurrency Movies & Documentaries to Watch

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Although cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology have been around for a little more than a decade, lots of developments have happened in that short period of time.

Not to mention that this topic is not the easiest to understand as it combines the subtleties of investing and the complexity of new computing technologies like the blockchain.

But, if you want to accelerate your learning and get a decent understanding of the complex world of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain; cryptocurrency movies and documentaries are a good way to do so.

Source: Giphy

If you have a few hours to spare, watching these well-researched documentaries and movies will help you gain an understanding of the history of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain, how they actually work, the types of currencies, trends, and where they are headed in the future.

Regardless if you are new to cryptocurrencies or are a seasoned cryptocurrency veteran, I’m sure there is something here for you.


TL;DR: Best Cryptocurrency Movies And Documentaries to Watch to Become a Crypto Expert

MovieFocus
Bitcoin: The End Of Money As We Know It (2015)History of money, banking & Bitcoin
Netflix's Explained: CryptocurrencyOverview of Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain technology
Inside The Cryptokingdom SeriesBlockchain technology
Crypto RushCryptocurrencies & Blockchain technology
CRYPTOPIA - Bitcoin, Blockchains and the Future of the InternetThe future of Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain technology
The Bitcoin Story by Cold FusionHistory & future of Bitcoin

1. Bitcoin: The End Of Money As We Know It (2015)

If you want a more historical take on the current monetary system and Bitcoin, you’ll want to catch Bitcoin: The End Of Money As We Know It.

Source: Bitcoinist

This documentary covers the history of money all the way from when humans were still bartering to the trading floors of Wall Street.

This documentary also shines a light on the global financial system and exposes the wrongdoings of the central banks and the dubious financial actors during the 2008 Financial Crisis.

The documentary also covers how much influence governments have on money creation and how it causes inflation by exploring how most money we use today is created out of thin air by banks when they create debt.

The film also answers questions like:

  • Is Bitcoin an alternative to national currencies backed by debt?
  • Will Bitcoin and cryptocurrency spark a revolution in how we use money peer to peer?
  • Is it a gift to criminals?
  • Or is it the next bubble waiting to burst?

If you do not question the current monetary system – this documentary has news for you.

Watch Bitcoin The End of Money Online

YouTube

2. Netflix’s Explained: Cryptocurrency (2018)

If you are completely new to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, this documentary is for you.

Source: Netfflix

Episode five of Netflix’s Explained is a 14-minute dive into the specific topic of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology and how it is changing our world.

This 14-minute documentary got insight from people like:

  • Jackson Palmer – Director of Product Management, Growth & Data Science at Adobe and the Inventor of Dogecoin.
  • Lana Swartz – Assistant professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia who specialises in topics like payments, blockchain, cryptocurrency, cultural economy, scams.
  • Andy Bromberg – CEO of Coinlist a platform for new crypto offerings where participants can buy, lend, trade, and stake the best new tokens before they list on other exchanges.
  • Hunter Prendergast – CTO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions a business that provides enterprise cryptographic solutions for modern businesses.
  • Michael Casey – Chief Content Officer of CoinDesk.

This short documentary will give a good introduction to the world of cryptocurrencies.

So if you are in a hurry, this documentary is for you.

Watch Netflix’s Explained: Cryptocurrency Online

Netflix

3. Inside The Cryptokingdom Series (2018)

Although the recent hype and news about cryptocurrencies and how people are earning and losing millions may dominate the news, there’s more to it.

Arguably, the more interesting story is about blockchain technology, the underlying technology behind cryptocurrencies.

If you want to learn more about the technology, you will have to watch the Inside The Cryptokingdom series.

Source: iWonder

This series is a deep dive into the world of cryptocurrencies that will help you understand the technology and tell us why we should be concerned about how it develops.

Imagine how difficult it is to live without the internet today. Somewhere in the near future, we might be experiencing the same thing with the blockchain.

Watch Inside The Cryptokingdom Online

MeWatch

4. Crypto Rush (2020)

Next up we have Crypto Rush a documentary about cryptocurrency and the underlying blockchain technology.

This documentary sets out to help the average person understand these exciting developments by breaking down the hype about what cryptocurrencies and blockchain is all about and the people behind it.

Source: Cryptorushmovie | Facebook

The story is told from the perspective of a laywoman new to the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency.

She dives headfirst into the subject and goes on an intriguing journey across continents and interviews experts in a search for answers.

Watch Crypto Rush Online

Vimeo OnDemand

5. CRYPTOPIA – Bitcoin, Blockchains and the Future of the Internet (2020)

If you are looking for a cryptocurrency documentary that is well-researched, current and informs you about what the future of cryptocurrencies and the technology might look like, you must watch CRYPTOPIA – Bitcoin, Blockchains, and the Future of the Internet.

Source: Torsten Hoffmann

This documentary is made by Torsten Hoffmann who is famous for his other works on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin: The End Of Money As We Know It which is also mentioned on this list.

Also, this documentary shines a light on how the Bitcoin ecosystem works and addresses the development issues and controversies it is facing.

This documentary is a more advanced take on the world of cryptocurrencies and would provide you with valuable insights if you are looking to invest in cryptocurrencies.

Watch CRYPTOPIA Online

Website (Amazon Prime Video & Vimeo)

6. The Bitcoin Story by Cold Fusion (2021)

Next up we have The Bitcoin Story, a two-part short film made by YouTube channel ColdFusion: an Australian based online media company independently run by Dagogo Altraide since 2009.

The channel covers anything in science, technology, history and business in a calm and relaxed environment and has a little over 2.95 million subscribers at the time of writing.

Source: ColdFusion

This short film is very recent as it was uploaded on March 2021 and April 2021 respectively.

The first part Where Did Bitcoin Come From? – The True Story covers the story, creators and technology behind Bitcoin: the very first cryptocurrency to be created.

In addition, the first part of the short film covered how the predecessors of cryptocurrencies were created in the 1980s and how their creators risked prison time to preserve these technologies in the 1990s.

The second part of the short-film Satoshi Nakamoto and the Civil-War Within Bitcoin covers the ongoing split in the modern Bitcoin community as some believe that Bitcoin has been co-opted by banking interests.

Also, the second part covers some theories about who Satoshi Nakamoto the anonymous individual/group that covered Bitcoin may be.

Where to Watch it?

YouTube: Part 1 | Part 2

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