The latest BTC movie, “Banking On Bitcoin“, which was released on January 6th, has hit the top of the charts:
Of course, being a staunch Bitcoin fan, I loved it. I was disappointed, however, that neither Roger Ver nor Andreas Antonopoulos has any speaking scenes in the movie.
The best part of the movie is the segment on the first attempt in the nation to formally regulate Bitcoin. The effort was led by Ben Lawsky, New York State’s first Superintendent of Financial Services. The resulting set of regulatory requirements, which apply to New York state businesses and individuals, can be found in the “BitLicense“. BitLicense is so onerous and bureaucratic that many Bitcoin companies fled the state when it went into effect. From Wikipedia:
It came into effect on August 8, 2015. At least ten bitcoin companies announced they were stopping all business in New York State because of the new regulations. The New York Business Journal called this the “Great Bitcoin Exodus”.
In a classic, self-serving, crony capitalist move, after leaving his government post, Mr. Lawsy started a consulting company which provides $ervices to help companies apply for BitLicenses.
Here are the other excellent Bitcoin movies that I’ve watched over the past year:
Amazon Prime customers please take note that ALL of these movies are available to you at no additional charge. I enlarged the graphic for “The End Of Money As We Know It” because it is currently my all time favorite.