The Blockchain and Us

In 1903 the Wright brothers invented the first airplane, it was hard to imagine back then that today there would be over 500,000 people traveling in the air at any point in time. In 2008, a person or a group of people under the moniker Satoshi Nakamoto invented bitcoin and the blockchain. For the first time in history this invention made it possible to transfer money around the globe without the use of banks, governments, or any other intermediaries.

Satoshi is a mystery character and just like the Wright brothers he solved an unsolvable problem. Whenever something like this happens it inspires incredible innovation. The concept of the blockchain isn’t very intuitive but still, many people believe it is a game changer.

In this film economist and filmmaker Manuel Stagars explores this exciting technology in interviews with software developers, cryptologists, researchers, entrepreneurs, consultants, VCs, authors, politicians, and futurists from the United States, Canada, Switzerland, the UK, and Australia.

 

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