Gravitas Ventures has secured all worldwide rights to “Banking on Bitcoin” from director Christopher Cannucciari. Bitcoin, the fastest growing digital currency, is arguably the most disruptive digital invention since the Internet. The film follows the ideological battle underway between fringe utopists and mainstream capitalism; all the while key players in the space such as Charlie Shrem, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Barry Silbert, Erik Voorhees, Nathanial Popper, Alex Winter and more define how they think this technology will shape our lives.
Not since the invention of the Internet itself has there been such a controversial technological creation as Bitcoin. Bitcoin’s early pioneers sought to blur the lines of sovereignty and the financial status quo. After years of underground development, Bitcoin grabbed the attention of a curious public – as well as the ire of the regulators the technology had subverted. Yet after landmark arrests of prominent cyber criminals, Bitcoin, which actually surged on election night, still faces its most severe adversary, the very banks it was built to destroy.
“Our production has excelled in more ways than we could ever have anticipated,” said producer David Guy Levy. “With the material we’ve managed to produce, and the interviews we’ve procured, we hope that the audience will find the final piece as engaging and thought-provoking as we do.”
“We were impressed with the caliber of spokespeople these filmmakers worked with to weigh in on one of the most heated subjects of the digital world,” said Sr. Director of Acquisitions for Gravitas, Dan Fisher. “Getting this film out to theaters and VOD will grow the conversation they have begun.”