To date, there’s been a few documentaries on the topic of bitcoin, but we haven’t seen a terrible lot on altcoins. Until now, of course.
Award-winning director Adam Cornelius and This American Life contributor Chris Higgins have come together to create Coined, the self-proclaimed first feature-length documentary that hopes to take an in-depth look at alternative digital currencies.
Filming for the project began in January 2014, and to date, both Higgins and Cornelius have shot nearly 20 hours of footage with a heavy focus on dogecoin.
This footage includes on-camera interviews with dogecoin founder Billy Markus, footage of the famed dogecar raced by NASCAR driver Josh Wise (along with interviews of Wise himself), interviews with Josh Mohland (who created the dogecoin top bit), footage of a dogeparty near Wall Street, and other interviews with enthusiasts and activists.
In order to keep the project going, the two have formed a Kickstarter campaign to fund the rest of the film. They are seeking a total of $72,000 — with just about $1,099 raised at the time of this writing.
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“Dogecoin is like Bitcoin’s goofy, awesome nephew, but it’s also serious business. We’ve interviewed key Dogecoin community members—including Billy Markus!—who are turning an internet meme into a part of the global economy. It’s a rare privilege to capture a story with so much heart, at the moment it happens,” said Higgins. “We went to Kickstarter because we want to build a community around this film, much like the communities that form around altcoins themselves.”