In his new documentary “Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains and the Future of the Internet” award-winning filmmaker Torsten Hoffmann gives his perspective on how the crypto industry has evolved in the last five year. His first documentary about crypto “Bitcoin: the End of Money as We Know it” came out in 2015 but a lot has changed since then: new blockchains, characters and narratives have emerged in the crypto space.
As the director points out in our conversation, back then the industry was united around Bitcoin and the struggle against the financial establishment. Now the industry has split into different groups each one pursuing their own vision for the future of crypto.
“There is a lot of drama within these different groups [...] Instead of fighting against the establishment, they are fighting among themselves,” he stated.
However, that is not necessarily a bad thing, argues the director:
“It's very natural for humans. In society the larger we grow, the more political parties there are.”
The director and his crew traveled all around the world, interviewing the most prominent leaders in the crypto space: Samson Mow, Charlie Lee, Roger Ver and Craig Wright are just a few of the personalities featured in the movie.
Hoffmann seeked to represent these colourful personalities without judging or taking sides.
“I don’t need these people to give me information” said the director. “I need them for their personality, for their emotions, for the drama.”
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