“Through our documentary, we want to give our viewers a way to
discover the truth about Bitcoin and blockchain [technology] from a humanistic
perspective,” Yijie Zhu, an assistant producer for the project, said.
Interviewees featured in the series include Matthew Roszak and
Jeff Garzik, co-founders of the enterprise blockchain platform Bloq; Vitalik
Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum; and Peter Van Valkenburgh, director of
research at the cryptocurrency and blockchain advocacy group Coin Center. It
also features representatives from the Ethereum Foundation, Microsoft Azure and
According to the production crew, the project was selected as
one of five finalists at MIPDoc’s
The first episode in the series is centered around Bitcoin, with
commentary from early investors and evangelists like Tim Draper, Charlie Shrem
and Nick Spanos. It describes the technology and system behind the cryptocurrency,
its early history and the implications of its monetary value.
“There were like 10 or 15 of us early adopters,” Shrem said
during an interview on the beach featured in the first episode. “Without us,
Bitcoin would definitely not be where it is today because we were like the
pioneers in the space really early on."
Future episodes in the series will focus on Bitcoin forks,
blockchain technology in general, Ethereum, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and
the cryptocurrency hardware industry. The final episodes are currently in
post-production, with release expected this fall. The team also hopes to
release a feature-length documentary film by the end of 2018.
You can watch the series trailer here.