The highly-anticipated bitcoin documentary The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin has been discussed time and time again on social media, and yet, most people haven’t seen it.
It’s been screened privately on several occasions, but bitcoin fans can take comfort in knowing that the film is just about ready to make a public release early next month.
You can get to viewing the documentary beginning on the 10th of October, and it will be available for $12.99 (payable via iTunes, Bitcoin, and even by credit card).
Just in case you’ve missed news items related to the documentary, here’s the official description/plot:
[blockquote style=”2″]Daniel is a 35 year old computer programmer from Pittsburgh who lives a busy life. Along with balancing work, his marriage, and raising his three boys, Daniel spends much of his time actively involved in all things Bitcoin. After discovering Bitcoin in 2011, his love and obsession for the crypto-currency was born, revealing an uncharted world of new possibilities for him to explore. Join us as we take a journey through the rapidly growing world of Bitcoin. Along the way, we’ll follow the stories of entrepreneurs and start-ups that are helping shape the new financial frontier. We’ll look at the competitive mining market and the various subcultures within the Bitcoin community. You’ll encounter a variety of characters and opinions as we examine the social and political impact of an open-source digital currency. Will the rise of Bitcoin bring a monetary paradigm shift that will forever change the world?[/blockquote]
One of the biggest complaints with the film is that many now consider it to be outdated, given it was filmed quite a while ago at this point. Based on what we’ve seen, though, it does feature interviews with some notable people in the community, which may make it worth a watch.
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The film made it to this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and ran into some issues with distribution, but it would seem as if things are on track for release.
Apparently, you can even pre-order the film on iTunes.
What do you think? Is The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin still relevant? Or is it just an outdated work at this point in time?