Cryptopia: Bitcoins, Blockchains, and the Future of Internet is a sequel to director Torsten Hoffman's award-winning documentary film Bitcoin: The End of Money 2015, as we know it.
His first movie was about the history (and errors) of money and the economic system, as well as how Bitcoin prepares for the revolution and solves many problems. Cryptopia now forces us to keep up with the current situation of the game in the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain.
The documentary is divided into three works.
The first law – Bitcoin
First, we'll familiarize yourself with the basics of Bitcoin, summarize the problems associated with traditional financing from a previous movie, and highlight the original Bitcoin goals, such as direct digital cash.
Hoffman talks about the true Bitcoin benefits from Vence Casares to Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Laura Sheen. We also see how and why large banks and governments interacted with the highest cryptocurrencies.
Then we move to a significant increase in the value of bitcoin since the first film was released and the transition from digital money to digital gold.
Hoffman visits Roger Vera, who previously used Bitcoin as a fast and cheap way to send money around the world to explore discrepancies in block size and ultimate design in the Bitcoin cache.
He also talks with Samson Mao of Blockstream about his defection with Charlie Lee, founder of Litecoin.
Blockchains are another law
Then the movie goes from one blockchain to hundreds of blockchains. Hoffman explains the concept of smart contracts and the Ethereum network, and also speaks to Vitalik Buterin, Winnie Lingham and Ton Weiss for their positive and negative opinions.
Hoffman examines the first coin display or ICO phenomenon, because it brings blockchains and coins for all imaginable purpose, as well as a wave of scammers and pranksters in space.
Learn how large companies share and finance blockchain technology, sometimes with a VPN. We see the signs of traditional securities and completely new asset forms.
The third law – the future of the Internet
Looking at auto development and early internet, Hoffman highlighted the similarities with the blockchain industry today.
In some jurisdictions, censorship is increasing online, and the blockchain's ability to circumvent this is being discussed. We also take into account the dominance of technology giants and their control over our information and identity, given the possibility of decentralization to overcome this.
Roughly, the film explores the possibilities of decentralized financing, or DeFi, although it notes the paradox that arose after the DAO invasion and the subsequent fall of the Ethereum blockchain.
Finally, Hoffman talks to Craig Wright (who behaves exactly as expected), touches on the bitcoin-cache / bitcoin-SV separation, and finally, perfectly suited to Satoshi's disappearance and how he did this with bitcoins.
The film was professionally found, filmed and assembled. It does not involve prior knowledge of the subject and follows a well-organized history, making it available to everyone.
The Hoffman style and delivery work well. He's reliable, but he's friendly and open-minded, and he's not afraid to challenge or laugh at people like Craig Wright, while he's always equal and letting people talk.
Of course, for those who have already invested in industry and technology, not much can be learned here, but at first this is an excellent textbook in the world you've probably heard of, but they really didn't understand that.
For me personally, this movie and former documentary made Hoffman a very proud part of this movement that literally changes the world.
My only criticism (which is secondary) is a song playing in the hands. With the support of Hoffman himself and Malaysian singer Bree Yen, this strong loving character raises spirits … until you listen carefully and understand that this is tied to cryptocurrencies.
Frankly, it is perhaps the most exciting cryptocurrency song that ever happened in the past, with smart words and a decent tone. But this appears to be the least cancerous condition of sunburn; the end result is still a pair of bright red cheeks.
Sorry, maybe I just, but the crypto and music worlds shouldn't cross (both love each other).
Feel free to recommend this movie, and it's now available to broadcast on cryptopiafilm.com for just $ 9 ($ 5.88) … and you can always make a cup of tea when it earns credits.