The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin is a movie that does a great job of explaining exactly what its title suggests - why Bitcoin is where it is today. It proposes that Bitcoin's journey has just begun, and that the fundamental building blocks of Bitcoin will be far more disruptive in their component form for a long time to come.
With the film’s impending release in limited cities on Oct. 3, a Pittsburgh premiere at SouthSide Works Cinema on Oct. 7, and video-on-demand on Oct. 10, we sat down with the brothers Mross to talk about Bitcoin’s wide-ranging applications and how cryptocurrencies can change the world.
“Rise and Rise” has had several screenings – it made its initial premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival – and Mr. Mross has been making the rounds. He was in Boston earlier this week, where the film was shown at the Sibos financial conference. The reactions have varied greatly, he noted. While the crowd at Tribeca was full of bitcoin enthusiasts, the bankers at Sibos watched with a far keener eye, he said. “They were watching it more as an information piece.”
Imagine if someone had been there making a documentary on Tim Berners-Lee before the world became familiar with the World Wide Web or on Mark Zuckerberg when he was first developing Facebook. Thanks to Mross' film, which will prove to be a really valuable historical artifact one day, we'll never need the bitcoin version of "The Social Network".
"I thought they did a really good job of making the topic digestible for people who aren't familiar with it."
"I enjoyed it. I thought it was interesting that it chronicled the story as a movement. I liked that they kept it going to include the current, new developments."
"The movie was very interesting, I'm glad I saw it.”
"I liked it. I was impressed that they tackled such a big, changing topic."
“It was great!!... So provocative and stimulating.”
“Really happy the interview worked out prior to the festival. It’s really eye opening.”
“Such a fascinating documentary.”