Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains and the Future of the Internet

Take a deep dive into the crypto ecosystem and blockchain technology to discover the good, the bad and the ugly of this controversial industry, its major narratives, conflicts and the major players behind it with filmmaker Torsten Hoffmann. Beginning with the basics of bitcoin and the origins of the blockchain movement we highlight the recent debate within the community: Is bitcoin digital gold, a new asset class to invest in, or is it the global currency of the Internet? In the second act, we explore other crypto currencies including ethereum and the many different uses of blockchain technology including the new concept of smart contracts. Finally, we look at the history of the Internet to show what developments have led to our current crisis of mega-corporations controlling information.

Can blockchain technology be used to create a new, fairer, decentralized and uncensored web 3.0 where we can control our data and protect our online identities? Or will the potential be squandered as mega corporations once again compete for dominance in this new field?

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Audio Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish