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The documentary “Banking on Africa, The Bitcoin Revolution” is coming soon
The documentary “Banking on Africa, The Bitcoin Revolution” is coming soon
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The documentary “Banking on Africa, The Bitcoin Revolution” is coming soon

By Eleonora Spagnolo - 20 May 2020

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Amazon Prime Video is about to launch a new documentary dedicated to Bitcoin. It’s called “Banking on Africa – The Bitcoin Revolution”. The production was supported by the exchange Luno, a company well established especially in Africa where it has contributed to the spread of cryptocurrencies. Born as BitX, it then changed its name in January 2017. Luno offers not only an exchange but also wallets and other financial services, with clients in over 40 countries around the world. It is based in London but has offices in Nigeria, Indonesia, Singapore, Johannesburg and Cape Town. 

The documentary about Bitcoin in Africa

As the trailer shows, the documentary Banking on Africa tells how the blockchain and Bitcoin began to expand on the continent through pioneers who believed in the project of a digital cryptocurrency.  All this in a continent like Africa, which has always been financially lagging behind the rest of the world. 

According to Coindesk, the documentary will be available from Friday on Amazon Prime Video. It will join another similar documentary, The Bitcoin Revolution, a 2014 documentary about the discovery of Bitcoin by a programmer in Pittsburgh. 

It is confirmation that cryptocurrencies are slowly becoming mainstream and are also popularizing leading entertainment platforms such as Amazon Prime Video or Netflix. In contrast, the documentary Cryptopia took the opposite route: in this case the director, in the name of decentralization, preferred to sell his work only on the official website, opting out of distribution through streaming platforms. 

Africa, where the future is built with cryptocurrencies

Africa is the continent that perhaps most of all experiences the difficulties of the unbanked, people who do not have bank accounts. 

Cryptocurrencies, starting with Bitcoin, can solve this problem. This is the objective of Akon, a famous singer, who is about to launch his Akoin cryptocurrency, initially destined for Kenya. Among Akon’s objectives, the use of this cryptocurrency based on Stellar’s blockchain is to expand soon throughout Africa and become a solution for digital payments for those without a bank account. A revolution, just like the one told by the documentary on Amazon Prime Video.

Eleonora Spagnolo
Eleonora Spagnolo

Journalist passionate about the web and the digital world. She graduated with honours in Multimedia Publishing at the University La Sapienza in Rome and completed a master's degree in Web and Social Media Marketing.

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