Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain debuted in New York on Oct 26. The documentary, written and directed by Alex Winter with Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin as executive producer, covers subjects ranging from Bitcoin’s history to blockchain’s potential. The film focuses on the contributions blockchain and cryptocurrency can make to the world, but also concedes that many are in it to strike it rich. Critics call the doc a solid teaching aid for anyone unfamiliar with the technology.
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A documentary film that profiles distributed ledger technology and counts an Ethereum co-founder as one of its executive producers had its theatrical release on October 26 in New York.
Written and directed by Alex Winter, Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain, runs for 84 minutes and covers subjects ranging from the history of Bitcoin to the promising use cases of distributed ledger technology. Joseph Lubin, the co-founder of Ethereum as well as the founder of blockchain software technology firm ConsenSys, is one of the film’s executive producers.
@Trust_Machine premieres in NYC at @cinema_village , 10/26 and in LA at @Laemmle, 11/16. I’ll be at select screenings.
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Regarding Bitcoin’s history, the film credits the 2008 global financial crisis as the reason that triggered the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto to develop an open, decentralized ledger for transactions. Not everything turned out perfectly, however, and the documentary laments that BTC initially became famous for its use in illicit deals on the internet and alleges that this, unfortunately, earned the flagship cryptocurrency a perception and a reputation that it is still trying to shake off.