PBS NOVA’s Crypto Decoded: ‘Hope Film Helps Demystify Cryptocurrencies’

In recent years, there has been a glut of cryptocurrency documentaries, from Trust Machine: the history of the Blockchain (2018) to 2016 film Banking on Bitcoin, along with a collection of Netflix movies exploring the good, bad, and simple criminal enterprises of cryptocurrencies. Coinbase even made a self-referential, partisan film about how creator Brian Armstrong founded the company, which many saw as a transparent marketing ploy to promote the company itself. The question remains: Does cryptography really need a movie to advance it these days?

In recent years, there has been a glut of cryptocurrency documentaries, from Trust Machine: the history of the Blockchain (2018) to 2016 film Banking on Bitcoin, along with a collection of Netflix movies exploring the good, bad, and simple criminal enterprises of cryptocurrencies. Coinbase even made a self-referential, partisan film about how creator Brian Armstrong founded the company, which many saw as a transparent marketing ploy to promote the company itself. The question remains: Does cryptography really need a movie to advance it these days? Subscribe for the full article

Get access to our exclusive content

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *