The Official Bitcoin Documentary List

Discover the captivating world of bitcoin through the lens of some of the most insightful documentaries ever made. Welcome to an exclusive compilation of must-watch films that delve into the origins, impact, and future of this groundbreaking cryptocurrency. From exploring the enigmatic creator Satoshi Nakamoto to examining the transformative power of blockchain technology, these films offer a unique perspective on the bitcoin revolution. Whether you’re a crypto enthusiast or a curious observer, this handpicked selection of documentaries will provide you with valuable insights and knowledge. Immerse yourself in the stories that shaped the digital currency landscape and gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating world of bitcoin.

The documentaries can be watched on Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, and many more movie streaming platforms.

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If you are on the fence about investing in digital currencies maybe one of these bitcoin documentary films will help clear things up. Bitcoin is truly democratization of money, and these filmmakers want to spread the word about the impact that bitcoin offers as a decentralized financial tool. So sit back, relax with a glass of your favorite wine with friends and family and enjoy one of these fine feature films on bitcoin.

Bitcoin Documentary List

TitleRun TimeStudioRelease Year 
The Rise And Rise Of Bitcoin
1 hour, 36 minutesGravitas Ventures2014
Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It
1 hour, 0 minutesDistribber2016
Banking On Bitcoin
1 hour, 23 minutesGravitas Ventures2015
The Bitcoin Gospel
48 minutesIndigenous Films2015
The Bitcoin Experiment
39 minutesSyndicado2016
Magic Money: The Bitcoin Revolution
55 minutesJourneyman Pictures2017
The Bitcoin Story
35 minutesJanson Media2015
The Bitcoin Phenomenon
35:24 minutesSQ1.tv2014
Bitcoin In Uganda
5:37 minutesBitcoin Film2014
Bitcoins In Argentina
8:10 minutesBitcoin Film2013
Bitcoins Liberating Organic Farmers
5:33 minutesBitcoin Film2013
Ulterior States
53 minutesIamSatoshi2015
The Blockchain And Us
31:26 minutesManuel Stagars2017

The Best Bitcoin Documentaries Of All Time

1. The Rise And Rise Of Bitcoin

The Rise And Rise Of Bitcoin Poster

Director: Nicholas Mross

Starring: Gavin Andresen, Brian Armstrong

Runtime: 1 hour, 36 minutes

Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Release Date: 2014

Synopsis: A computer programmer becomes fascinated with the digital currency Bitcoin, and through his involvement in the Bitcoin community, we learn about the impending global impact of this amazing new technology.

2. Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It

Bitcoin The End of Money As We Know It Poster

Director: Torsten Hoffmann (co-director), Michael Watchulonis (co-director)

Starring: Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Roger Ver, Jeffrey A. Tucker

Runtime: 1 hour, 0 minutes

Studio: Distribber

Release Date: 2015

Synopsis: This documentary examines the history of money and patterns of technological innovation to explain how the controversial crypto-currency Bitcoin works. Is it the future of money or a recipe for financial disaster? Roger Ver is the creator and CEO of, a site for Bitcoin news and technology.

You can watch Bitcoin: The End Of Money As We Know It here.

3. Banking On Bitcoin

Banking On Bitcoin: In Open-Source We Trust Poster

Director: Christopher Cannucciari

Starring: Charlie Shrem, Gavin Andresen, Erik Voorhees

Runtime: 1 hour, 23 minutes

Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Release Date: 2016

Synopsis: Banking On Bitcoin: In Open-Source We Trust is a documentary about the beginnings of bitcoin and the journey it has gone to become what it is today. The soundtrack for Banking On Bitcoin was produced by Ben Prunty.

An ideological battle is underway between fringe utopists and mainstream capitalism. Banking on Bitcoin takes a look at what this revolutionary technology is and the players who are battling to define how it will shape our lives.

You can watch the full Banking On Bitcoin documentary here.

4. The Bitcoin Gospel

The Bitcoin Gospel Poster

Director: Hans Busstra

Runtime: 48 minutes

Studio: Indigenous Films

Release Date: 2015

Synopsis: Is Bitcoin the blueprint for a bankless currency, or the biggest pyramid scheme ever? What if we could create money ourselves, without the need for banks? Money that can’t be forged, that will appreciate rather than depreciate, and that can be used worldwide without transaction costs. It exists, and some people consider it to be the digital version of precious Gold: Bitcoin.

You can watch the full The Bitcoin Gospel film on Amazon Prime here.

5. The Bitcoin Experiment

The Bitcoin Experiment Poster

Director: Pal Karleson

Runtime: 39 minutes

Studio: Syndicado

Release Date: 2016

Synopsis: Is Scandinavia ready for Bitcoin? This is the starting point for “The Bitcoin Experiment,” a road movie about the Bitcoin blockchain and digital currency, and possibly filmed using a drone. Amund Sveen takes us on a road trip from Oslo via Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Stockholm and further up in Sweden. Along the way, he seeks out environments and meets people who have a relationship with Bitcoin, as users, lawyers, government officials, enthusiasts, and skeptics. The trip ends up in the small community of Boden in Norrbotten in the north of Sweden. Here he finds what might be called the Heart of Bitcoin.

You can watch the full feature film The Bitcoin Experiment here.

6. Magic Money

Magic Money The Bitcoin Revolution Poster

Director: Tim Delmastro

Starring: Jeff Berwick, Trace Mayer, Tone Vays

Runtime: 55 minutes

Studio: Journeyman Pictures

Release Date: 2017

Synopsis: With global financial instability in the headlines daily, more and more people are taking their money away from the banks. Is Bitcoin the only way forward? Why are places like the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates gearing up for a new world of money? Magic Money paints a future where control of our money is taken away from global institutions and given back to us. Eye-opening!

You can watch the full Magic Money: The Bitcoin Revolution documentary here.

7. The Bitcoin Story

The Bitcoin Story Poster

Director: Bhu Srinivasan

Starring: Gavin Andresen, Peter Vessenes, C. Bennett Hoffman

Runtime: 35 minutes

Studio: Janson Media

Release Date: 2015

Synopsis: A fast-paced series of conversations about Bitcoin’s founding, core technology, libertarian politics, and prospects of transforming financial services. The leading technologists, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalist offer their perspectives.

You can watch the full feature of The Bitcoin Story documentary here.

8. The Bitcoin Phenomenon

Director: Bhu Srinivasan

Starring: Gavin, Andresen, Jeremy Liew, Erik Voorhees, Fred Ehrsam, Peter Vessenes

Runtime: 35:25 minutes


Release Date: 2014

Synopsis: Produced for, this Bitcoin documentary looks at the history, the ideologies, and the conflict between the politics of the early-adopters and the VCs/entrepreneurs pushing to take Bitcoin mainstream. interviewed many of the leaders in the Bitcoin movement including Gavin Andresen, the former lead developer; Jeremy Liew, a venture capitalist; Erik Voorhees, one of the notable libertarians in the movement; Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of Coinbase; Peter Vessenes, head of the Bitcoin Foundation.

9. Bitcoin In Uganda

Runtime: 5:37 minutes

Studio: Bitcoin Film

Release Date: 2014

Synopsis: The story about Ronald from Kampala, Uganda who receives bitcoin from his family in the US to support his education.

10. Bitcoins In Argentina

Runtime: 8:10 minutes

Studio: Bitcoin Film

Release Date: 2013

Synopsis: This short documentary is about Bitcoin’s impact in Argentina. In Buenos Aires, we have a conversation with Diego who uses Bitcoin to avoid the skyrocketing inflation and monetary restrictions of the Argentinian Peso.

11. Bitcoins Liberating Organic Farmers

Runtime: 5:33 minutes

Studio: Bitcoin Film

Release Date: 2013

Synopsis: This short documentary details the plight of small organic farmers who are using bitcoin to transact with their customers directly – without a middlemen.

12. Ulterior States

Director: Tomer Kantor

Starring: Andreas Antonopoulos, Rick Falkvinge, Jessi Baker, Adam Cleary, Erik Voorhees

Runtime: 53 minutes

Studio: IamSatoshi

Release Date: 2015

Synopsis: Ulterior States, An IAmSatoshi Production, is an argumentative documentary project. The participatory development, production and post ‘guerilla-film-making-methods’, bounced between (non-academic) literature research, video interviews, and studio sessions. This investigative process allowed having real-life conversations with some thought leaders within the bitcoin ecosystem.

In an attempt to portray the community behind the message to adopt a network, being a one-man team allowed for easier access to the subjects. The enthusiasm and commitment that saturate through the lens in many parts of the film, expose how the adopters of Bitcoin want to explore, to probe and, to show the world, something important, otherwise overlooked.

13. The Blockchain And Us

Director: Manuel Stagars

Starring: Manuel Stagars, David Birch, Perianne Boring

Runtime: 31:26 minutes

Studio: Manuel Stagars

Release Date: 2017

Synopsis: The blockchain is a game-changing invention created by a mysterious individual named Satoshi Nakamoto who was brought in to solve an impossible problem in global finance. The documentary explores the history behind the beginnings of the blockchain and interviews software developers, cryptologists, entrepreneurs, consultants, venture capitalists and authors from North America, Switzerland, the UK, and Australia.


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The End

We hope you enjoyed our comprehensive list of feature documentaries and films on the subject of bitcoin featuring video production by amateur and expert filmmakers who have a keen passion for how bitcoin can impact the world. Cryptocurrency and the blockchain will be a major academic and research interest for economists, programmers, data scientists and politicians for years to come.

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