With the tighter and stricter Covid-19 measures that have been implemented recently, staying indoors is the best way we can help to tame and reduce the spread.
But for many, staying indoors has once again sparked the question of what do we do now?
Back in circuit breaker, many of us have found comfort in discovering new activities to do like baking, and picking up new routines like exercising. However, it is inevitable that when you find yourself in the throes of utter boredom and idleness — you will turn to your friends Netflix and Youtube.
If you’re stuck in infinite browsing mode and don’t know where to start, we’ve compiled a handy list of crypto-related documentaries, films, and series to get you started!
1. Banking on Bitcoin
Banking on Bitcoin is touted as one of the best documentaries that offers a comprehensive coverage about Bitcoin and blockchain.
Banking on Bitcoin tracks every significant development since the inception of Bitcoin in 2008. This documentary is useful if you want a quick overview of Bitcoin's journey between 2008 and 2016.
Directed by Christopher Cannucciari, this is a 1.5-hour documentary and was released in 2016. If you are looking to understand the history of Bitcoin in detail, look no further.
✅ Suitable For: Beginners who are keen to learn about the origins of bitcoin and cryptocurrency
2. Explained: Cryptocurrency - Netflix
This enlightening series from Vox digs into a wide range of topics such as the rise of cryptocurrency, why diets fail, and the wild world of K-pop.
Episode 16 in this series touches on explaining cryptocurrencies. In this 14-minute episode, the creators concisely pack the information about cryptocurrency tokens and the world behind them. If you don't like sitting through long documentaries, then this is the show for you.
✅ Suitable For: Busy people who don’t have a lot of time, but want to learn about the different cryptocurrencies available
3. Money, Explained - Netflix
In this series, the documentary explores the vulnerabilities that come from using currencies.
Cryptocurrencies are briefly mentioned and touched upon in the first episode. It narrates one of the most prolific scams in the crypto world, known as Onecoin. From Nigerian princes, to Pump and dump, to Cryptocurrency Telegram scams — the first episode is a cautionary tale, and a reminder to be alert and to exercise your own due diligence when handling your money.
The Netflix series as a whole focuses on the central focus of Money. How we spend it, borrow it and save it. The limited 5 part series talks about the many minefields of money, from credit cards to casinos, scammers to student loans.
✅ Suitable For: People who are interested in currency and finance in general
4. Bitcoin: The End of Money as we know it
This documentary traces the history of money starting from the bartering societies of the ancient world to the trading floors of Wall Street. It tackles the practices of central banks and the financial actors who brought the world to its knees in the last crisis. Bringing light to the centralised nature of the money creation process, it explores the question of whether Bitcoin will one day disrupt and transform the traditional financial world.
This is an award-winning documentary made back in 2015. 6 years later, the development of the crypto landscape has given us greater insights to address the questions posed back then. Watch to find out how relevant this documentary is today!
✅ Suitable For: People who want to understand the rise of cryptocurrency and have some basic financial knowledge
5. Banking on Africa
This documentary follows the journey of two African Bitcoin pioneers: Alakanani Itireleng (Founder of the Satoshi Centre and Africa’s original Bitcoin Lady) and Lorien Gamaroff (Founder of Usizo). The film is centered on the African continent that seeks to leverage cryptocurrency to increase their independence from a banking system that has failed them.
This film explores a major use case of crypto and tells of life-changing stories of crypto in Africa. Eye-opening and inspiring, the documentary will pull on your heartstrings as they explore their hopes for crypto technology to be used to improve the lives of millions of people.
And for the skeptics, the documentary is accompanied by an in-depth report that allows viewers to delve deeper into “The State of Cryptocurrency in Africa”.
✅ Suitable For: People who want to learn about the potential use cases of cryptocurrencies and their social impact
If you are looking for fictional crypto shows that are binge-watch worthy, here are a few shows you can look into: 🍿🥤
Synopsis: An attempt to launder stolen money finances a cryptocurrency that puts entrepreneurs in business with a corrupt FBI agent and a Miami gang.
Genre: Crime TV Shows
Synopsis: An unconventional, efficient Interpol special agent goes rogue and assembles a team of thieves to catch a shadowy hacker called "The Ghost."
Genre: Action, Comedy
Synopsis: A Wall Street banker connects a small-town art gallery to a global conspiracy, putting his own family in grave danger.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Crypto (2019) is probably one of the most popular cryptocurrency-related films that became popular among regular audiences. There are more than a few references to cryptocurrency technology within the film. The film is directed by John Stalberg Jr, and it stars Beau Knapp, Alexis Bledel, and Luke Hemsworth.
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