Banking on Bitcoin

Banking on Bitcoin

By Christopher Cannucciari

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2017-01-06
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 23min
  • Director: Christopher Cannucciari
  • Production Company: Periscope Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 33 Ratings


Bitcoin is the most disruptive invention since the internet, and now an ideological battle is underway between fringe utopists and mainstream capitalism. Bitcoin's early pioneers sought to blur the lines of sovereignty and the financial status quo. After years of underground development Bitcoin grabbed the attention of a curious public, and the ire of the regulators the technology had subverted. After landmark arrests of prominent cyber criminals Bitcoin faces its most severe adversary yet, the very banks it was built to destroy.




  • Bit-ter pursuit of self interest as usual...

    By Megan 0571
    The doc is obviously sided with Bitcoin. Thus, as a doc to truly inform; this aspects immediately degrades it. Technology, needs to be responsible with its endeavors. Cyphers who preach idealism for saving the world and economic freedom first need to save themselves from their delusional subconscious ego driven motives and blind eye. Knowing how to flip code doesn’t make one intelligent. A good study in the psychology of human nature and its drives should be a prerequisite to tech creation. The hard reality is the dark and light side of humanity seems to perpetuate and will always coexist. Each will always use the most powerful tools available to achieve their interests. Currencies, as long as they exist. In what ever form that may be. Will always be the powerful tool of choice for the control monger and the sleaze greed. So... be a “bit” aware. Intention, is everything. The pro-coiners preaching are also in it for the money. Thus, they too have their bias; and some aren’t so concerned about society as they are about their limo service, sailboats and desire to be another Silicon doll. Technology, has not made our world a more peaceful and healthy place. In numerous ways, it has enabled the contrary. Our geopolitical present situation is proof. This bit vehicle will also certainly not lessen the economic great divide; though it will assist the anarchy of idiots, egocentricity, laundering and more.
  • Very Cool

    By i_love_norway
    The future is truely here and Bitcoin is the future ...its here now and allot of us are using it. $10,000 for one bitcoin in the years to come. It only takes one small smart hedge fund manager or small bank to invest like they are in Japan to put it over the top. Currenlty at one bitcoin is $1000. Get it while its still low since there are only 21 million of them. I've always figured Japan is 5 years ahead of the US and so it will be huge globally in a year or so....Good luck...and let me know you read it here first in your comments behind mine when it goes beyond your expectations.
  • Great

    By Nathaniel608
    Really clearly presented and very entertaining!
  • This is History!

    By Artsuk
    ..and I'm happy to be part of it.
  • Well presented documentary

    By Girl on the Moon
    Great documentary. Explains the rise (or perhaps I should say "the high") and fall of Bitcoin, reasons behind a regulated system, and the hopes and dreams Bitcoin enthusiasts. Innovation is a wonderful thing and when done well, it improves our world and succeeds. The first time I heard about Bitcoin, I was intrigued but it seemed doomed to fail. Essentially, an ecosystem for illegal activity (drugs, money laundering, guns etc.) was built for those who want to remain anonymous. It was then advertised publicly. Perhaps an absurd conflict of interests? Don't worry, enthusiasts. The infrastructure is still there to be run underground. Sigh.
  • It's (gasp!) Actually Interesting.

    By ChildrenOfTheCorn
    The filmmakers manage to turn what could be one of the dullest, most difficult to grasp subjects, into a fairly gripping movie. I don't generally love documentaries unless they involve murder, but this was great and I actually learned something.
  • Informative and covers a lot of ground

    By appleuser9999999999
    I had some understanding of Bitcoin, but didn’t know the history or trajectory, individuals involved, etc and this laid it all out. It wasn’t heavy-handed one way or another, like many docs, so I liked coming to my own conclusions. The only thing I wish it had was even more information/details but it was already tightly packed as it was so I’m guessing it would have been way too long. Maybe a part two in the future?
  • Bitcoin vs Central Banking

    By Awe Heal
    I enjoyed this documentary because of its chronological storytelling interspersed with personal experiences and comparisons between the two Banking systems. It's interesting that movies like The Big Short, Margin Call and Bitcoin reveal not only the corruption of central banking and Wall Street during the 2008 crisis, but that no one went to jail as a result. I recommend this movie for prompting viewers to think about Banking, Changes and Reforms.
  • Clearly presented and well researched

    By iPhoneOfDan
    This documentary covers the history and future implications of Bitcoin and other digital currencies and presents this complex topic in a manner that's easy to understand. It looks like most every major player was interviewed.