Got Bitcoin on your mind? We don’t blame you. With the recent spike in prices, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) is trending above $11,500, and traders are watching the rally with anticipation. For those of you who can’t get enough of Bitcoin, put these four Bitcoin documentaries on your weekend watchlist. Not into documentaries? Check out these mainstream TV shows that feature crypto and blockchain technology, or binge these crypto classics.
The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin (2014)
Released in 2014, The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin offers an optimistic look at the early days of Bitcoin, when the digital token and “currency of the internet” was still a novelty. The documentary follows Daniel, a computer programmer who bet big on Bitcoin in its infancy, knowing that the technology would be world-changing. Though the days of basement mining rigs are mostly over, The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin offers viewers a fascinating glimpse of the early, early days of Bitcoin, from the perspective of an early, early adopter. Stream The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin for free on YouTube.
Banking on Africa: The Bitcoin Revolution (2020)
If Bitcoin is booming, nowhere is it growing faster than Africa, where countries like Nigeria are topping the charts when it comes to cryptocurrency usage. Banking on Africa: The Bitcoin Revolution explores the factors that lead up to Bitcoin’s bull run in Africa. Stream Banking on Africa: The Bitcoin Revolution on Amazon Prime Video.
Life on Bitcoin (2014)
And now, for something a little different: Life on Bitcoin started as a Kickstarter campaign where real-life couple Austin and Beccy planned to film a documentary that followed their first 90 days of marriage—with a Bitcoin-powered twist. Would the newlyweds be able to live solely on Bitcoin? No less, in Provo, Utah? Watch the trailer for Life on Bitcoin here.
Bitcoin: Beyond the Bubble (2018)
Released just months after Bitcoin’s legendary 2017 run, Bitcoin: Beyond the Bubble offers an expansive look at the underlying appeal of the digital coin, beyond its value as a speculative asset. Clocking in at just over half an hour, this documentary’s slim run-time somehow covers a surprisingly expansive list of topics, from DeFi and centralization, to regulation and Bitcoin’s potential to restructure the financial system. Stream Bitcoin: Beyond the Bubble for free on YouTube.