As announced in a recent post by director Torsten Hoffmann, already famous for the great “Bitcoin: the end of Money as we know it”, his new movie Cryptopia is finally out and it can be watched online.
Cryptopia is about the crypto world as a utopia, or rather how the industry is building what was thought to be only a utopia until a few years ago when Satoshi invented Bitcoin in 2008.
The documentary focuses on the crypto and blockchain world touching on different themes such as decentralized finance (DeFi), web 3.0 and decentralization.
The “actors” of Cryptopia
The film features leading exponents of this sector through face-to-face interviews and first-hand information such as Andreas Antonopoulos, Laura Shin, Wences Casares, Charlie Lee, Vitalik Buterin, Preethi Kasireddy, Dr Robert Kahn, Roger Ver, Samson Mow and many others.
It is interesting to note that this is an independent film both in terms of its production and distribution. In fact, the film was financed through a crowdfunding campaign and it was decided not to use centralized streaming platforms such as Amazon or Apple.
The world of cinema linked to blockchain and crypto is not very extensive in terms of variety, in fact, most of the material found in this area often consists of documentaries which can be counted on the fingers of one hand.
Viewers will be able to buy (even in crypto) the film for €5 and watch it online.
A review of Cryptopia
Currently on IMDb Cryptopia has a score of 9 out of 10 which shows how it is a very comprehensive and well-realized piece of work.
The documentary explains how the blockchain works with its full potential and characteristics, including of course the explanation of its history and the case of Silk Road.
A part is also dedicated to the explanation of the halving mechanism and therefore of BTC’s deflation.
Fascinating, so to speak, also the scenes dedicated to Bitcoin Swiss Fort Knox, a vault in the mountains in Switzerland that seems to hold 10 billion dollars in Bitcoin, which is 10% of all BTC.
Obviously, the movie Cryptopia has nothing to do with the ill-fated exchange of the same name that suffered a major hack a few years ago and was forced to close.