Five Bitcoin short films for a lazy holiday night: energy, money and… basket?

Happy Holidays from the NewsBTC team. We come with gifts. We have the cure for those suffering from cryptocurrency withdrawal syndrome. Spend the evening discovering Bitcoin in the most relaxed way possible. These five films have been released throughout 2021 and contain the alpha everyone needs for years to come. At least the first four do, the fifth has nothing to do with Bitcoin except for a small detail.

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Our sister site Bitcoinist covered the films and most of the accompanying text is from these articles. Is there a better time for these movies to pop into NewsBTC than this lazy night? Take the drink of your choice, heat the leftovers and press play the one that interests you the most. Chances are, you’ll end up watching them all.

Once again, happy holidays and good viewing!

Bitcoin Short # 1 – “This Green Machine” (38 minutes)

Is Bitcoin Mining Power Consumption a Bug or a Feature? The “thesis of this documentary is that the process is“ a net positive for the environment ”. The goal was to “dispel a lot of the misconceptions about Bitcoin mining.” Directed by Jamie King, famous for “Steal This Film”, and produced by Enrique Posner and Swan Bitcoin.

From the cover of the Bitcoinist, in Part 1 they focus on the Petrodollar system:

“Watch ‘This Machine Greens’ to find out how the US military is literally supporting the petrodollar. And, of course, the US military uses endless energy year after year. Find out about the deal the United States has made with Saudi Arabia. The United States had to protect the Middle East. The Saudis have promised that “The global oil market will be denominated and managed in dollars. To ensure a constant global demand for the currency. Think about the results of this crucial deal.

From the cover of Bitcoinist, in Part 2 they explain how Bitcoin mining will fund green energy initiatives:

According to Alex Gladstein, Bitcoin can finance “the electrification of new areas and the creation of new economic activities.” This machine is going green, if you will. And if we are talking about infrastructure for clean energy, Magdalena Gronowska breaks it down:

“It is derisking the construction of renewable energy installations. It’s reducing risk because it’s ready to buy 24/7, 365 days a year. And when you have a predictable buyer, a predictable revenue stream, planning your trades is easy. And that certainty means this site is built.

Bitcoin Short # 2 – “Human B” (73 minutes)

This recent German documentary is one of the best introductions to Bitcoin produced to date. On top of that, directors Aaron Mucke and Eva Mühlenbäumer created a fluid audiovisual piece that flows like a river and is an aesthetic pleasure to watch.

In Documentary coverage by Bitcoinist, they present it like this:

“Human B” shows us how Germans and Austrians perceive the Bitcoin phenomenon. This is a global movement and it is important to listen to all voices. In the documentary, we hear from Bitcoin writers like Der Gigi and Anita Posch. From economist and punk rocker Marc Friedrich and journalist Friedemann Brenneis. Plus, from a normal person like Jan, who ends up being the star of the show.

The documentary takes a surprising left turn as it travels to Caracas, Venezuela. There we hear Alessandro Cecere AKA El Sultán del Bitcoin, and Juan José Pinto from Doctorminer.

# 3- “Hard money” (34 minutes)

This one is not about Bitcoin per se. This Bitcoin short is about money. To understand why Bitcoin is so important to the planet, people might need a refresher course on what money really is. This documentary is analogous to the early chapters of “The Bitcoin Standard” by Saifedean Ammous and features sound clips from some of the most important Bitcoin philosophers. Directed by Richard James.

In Film cover by Bitcoinist, they convince you to watch it with this:

“Watch the documentary ‘Hard Money’ and you will be able to answer these questions: Why was gold chosen as the first form of hard currency? What were the “serious flaws” in gold? What is inflation and how is the government hiding it? How to break the relationship between the dollar and gold broke the relationship between the market and reality. What is low and high time preference? What does fractional-reserve banking create? Why do institutions that issue debt actually print new money? “

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Bitcoin Short # 4 – “Bitcoin is generational wealth” (15 minutes)

This one is not a documentary, although it does use some of the techniques of the genre. Additionally, this is the only specimen on this list that has not received a positive review from Bitcoinist. Why is that? We won’t spoil it for you. Watch the movie first, then read the linked text. Directed by Matt Hornick. Written and narrated by Tomer Strolight.

In Bitcoinist’s bad review of the film, we find this quote:

“Half speculative fiction, half predictive programming, ‘Bitcoin is generational wealth’ is in a genre of its own. Using high quality archive footage to produce a professional cut, the film should perform. But this is not the case. Is the script to blame? Probably. The film shows an idyllic future that every Bitcoiner dreamed of, but it doesn’t explain how we get there. This pushes the “Bitcoin Fix This” meme to its ridiculous level. “

# 5- “Lynchpin” (21 min)

This one concerns amateur basketball. Its only connection to Bitcoin is that Swan and the Bitcoin Movie Club funded and produced it. Is it the first of many or a single thing? There are rumors that companies will fund several chapters of this story, but don’t quote us on that. “Lynchpin” was meant to be a TV show, so it seems possible for that purpose. We will keep you all posted. Directed by Mike Nicoll.

In Presentation of the short film by Bitcoinist, they presented it as follows:

“Etop Udo-Ema of Compton Magic,” America’s Most Recognized Basketball Power Broker, “is the star of” Lynchpin. ” Before Covid hits, this charismatic man receives an offer he can’t refuse. The whole short follows him trying to change sponsors and build a league. This brings Etop to Roc Nation and his boss Jay Z, who happens to be the creative director of Puma. The whole business seems to be on the right track. No one could predict the adjustable wrench that hit the engines of the world.

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And that’s enough Bitcoin for tonight. Happy Holidays!

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