The Best Bitcoin Documentaries

The Best Bitcoin Documentaries
Bitcoin usage is growing all around the world. From Argentina to to New York City, Bitcoin is finding its way to the people who need it most. As people search for more and more content on what Bitcoin is and how it works, they are likely to come across some of these bitcoin documentaries. In my opinion, these short films are the best bitcoin documentaries that are freely available on the internet. Enjoy.

The Blockchain and Us

In 1903, the airplane took its first flight. Just 114 years later, 500,000 people are traveling by airplane at any point in time. This documentary uses a unique 8 segment format to compare blockchain to the airplane as a piece of technology that was thought to be impossible but will prove to be one of the most revolutionary tools of our time.

The Bitcoin Phenomenon

Bitcoin is not just some dumb internet money. It is a finance phenomenon that will take over the world of free trade. This documentary goes into detail about how and why bitcoin is changing the way the world works.

Ulterior States

It’s not really a surprise that for most of history, money has been issued by those who rule. What I think attracts most people to bitcoin is that it challenges the legal monopoly that central banks and governments have over the creation and flows of money. This documentary touches on some of those key issues and how the Bitcoin market is addressing them.

The Bitcoin Gospel

Some of the biggest names in Bitcoin evangelize the gospel of bitcoin in this 48 minute documentary.

3 Ways Bitcoin is Promoting Freedom in Latin America

In my opinion, Latin America has the most to gain by adopting bitcoin. Hyperinflation, government corruption, price controls, collapsing economies, protectionism, capital controls and excessive regulations are a big problem across the continent. Bitcoin is allowing Latin Americans to opt-out of their national currencies and use a currency that is both for and by the people.

Bitcoin in Argentina

Argentina was one of the first latin american countries to endure hyperinflation in more recent years. It didn’t take long for Argentineans to look for a way out of their existing financial framework. This short documentary touches on how one Argentinian is using Bitcoin to endure tough economic times with the help of a European bitcoin user.

Bitcoins: Liberating Organic Farmers

One of the biggest problems for small businesses in emerging economies is a stable store of value and access to a trustworthy banking tools like credit and electronic payments. Bitcoin is filling this void by providing farmers of organic foods to be able to take part in the internet economy.

Bitcoin in Kenya

Kenya is one of the world leaders when it comes to mobile money technology. This documentary touches on how bitcoin has the potential to integrate with the Kenya’s existing mobile payments technology.

Bitcoin in Uganda

Uganda receives around $700 million a year in remittance payments. The majority of these payments are currently sent through payment networks like MoneyGram and Western Union. This short documentary, highlights the problems with the cost and speed of using these services and how bitcoin can help to reduce the cost and increase the speed of sending money to people in developing nations.

Disrupting Money

Charlie Shrem is one of the more notorious names in Bitcoin. He helped to get things off the ground back in 2011 with the company BitInstant. It wasn’t long before he was indicted by the federal government and was incarcerated for running an unlicensed money transferring business and selling funds from an illegal online drug marketplace. This mini-documentary tells his story in a few mins.

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin

Paid Documentary – This documentary follows the life of a bitcoin miner who believes that bitcoin is going to change the world. Some of the biggest names in bitcoin make appearances in this film. From Mark Karpeles to Charlie Shrem this documentary sheds light on the early days of bitcoin’s rise to fame and its rise toward what it is today.

The End of Money As We Know It

Paid Documentary – I have not yet seen this documentary but it looks pretty good. I will add a description as soon as I have seen the film.

Banking on Bitcoin

Paid Documentary – I have not yet seen this documentary either but I will add a description as soon as I have.


Even if you don’t fully understand how bitcoin works, it is changing the world and how humans organize. The documentaries featured above are just a few of the bitcoin resources for learning but there is always a need for more. If you are a documentarian or film maker, the bitcoin space needs you. Come join us.

What documentaries do you think that we should add to this list? Let us know with a comment below or a tweet at @BitcoinReasons so we can add them. Thanks.

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Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

Satoshi Nakamoto is the founder of Bitcoin and initial creator of the original Bitcoin client. He has said in a P2P foundation profile that he is from Japan. Beyond that, not much else is known about him or his identity. He has been working on the Bitcoin project since 2007. The smallest unit of measure in bitcoin has been named in honor of Satoshi.

The Search for Satoshi Nakamoto

In November of 2009, Satoshi created one of the most disruptive experiments in human history when he published a white paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. This new design would allow two (or more) parties to transact value without the need for a trusted third party. This has immense implications for global trade but the trusted third parties that have been in the middle of every financial transaction for centuries are not so happy about such an invention. This puts has put Satoshi at the top of the wanted list of the legacy banking cartels.

When Satoshi published this paper, he published a model that would change the world forever. The world finally had a mechanism for people and institutions to create privately issued money but even more importantly, bitcoin was the blueprint for creating bits of information that cannot be duplicated or counterfeit. This is why bitcoin is capable of functioning as money. Satoshi’s new invention will create a number of problems for governments and banks around the world which is likely why he has kept his identity a secret.

Ever since bitcoin has found its use as a safe haven asset around the world, Satoshi has gone into hiding and the search for his true identity continues.

Dorian Nakamoto

In 2013, Newsweek received some sort of anonymous tip that a man named Dorian Nakamoto was living in California and was remotely associated with some sort of cryptographic work for the government a couple years prior. Thanks to today’s poor journalism and everyone’s lust to be the first to publish a story, Dorian was dragged into the spotlight as being Satoshi Nakamoto. It was later proven false but Dorian’s face is still often used in bitcoin memes. There was even an art piece auctioned off to help him and his family with legal damage created by Newsweek’s careless “journalism”.

Craig Wright

In December of 2015, the search for Satoshi seemed to take yet another turn when an Australian computer scientist named Craig Wright was outed as being Satoshi. It didn’t take long for freelance journalists to swarm his Brisbane residence to completely invade his privacy looking for answers. Since he has fallen into the public spotlight, he has actually made claims that he is in fact Satoshi Nakamoto only to be mathematically eliminated as a fraud for not supplying a key signature that Satoshi is known to control. In short, he’s a fraud.

Conspiracy Theories

Since nobody knows Satoshi’s real identity or background, there have been a number of conspiracy theories that have surfaced. Some theories suggest that he is a member of the new world order and published bitcoin to create a one world money that the NWO will use to control the entire planet while other theories suggest that he is a former government employee who went rogue and released a cryptographic software system that the government had been using for years called “blockchain”. We may never know for sure but the search will likely continue as long as some people still care.

Satoshi is part of the New World Order

One of the first conspiracy theories was that Satoshi is actually a consortium of bankers who are working to establish a new world order. The anonymous creator is not actually a single individual but rather a group of banksters who published the bitcoin white paper to establish a global control of money and unleash the mark of the beast on the world. This is likely not the case since the bitcoin code is open source for all to view and can be changed. This makes it very difficult to control by any central power.

Satoshi is a former NSA Employee

Another Conspiracy theory is that Satoshi was working for the NSA and had been part of a project that was using a technology that was incredibly secure because it wasn’t centralized and required very complex cryptography to operate. Satoshi stole this model and altered it so that it could be used by the people rather than being monopolized by the government. After he figured out a feasible way to make it work as a peer-to-peer network, he published the Bitcoin White Paper to get some tech experts to fine tune it. Ever since it began to catch on, Satoshi has been forced into hiding for fear of being exposed and sentenced to torture or even death.

These are only a couple conspiracies but as time goes on, there will only be more crazy ideas that get added to the mix. Check back here from time to time to learn more about Satoshi Nakamoto.

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