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5 Amazing Movies about Bitcoin

Bitcoin and movies: a good chance for the cryptocurrency reputation?

There are lots of documentaries or short movies that aim at explaining how Bitcoin works, from Bitcoin: the end of money as we know it to The rise and the rise of Bitcoin, just to quote the most popular.
As you might know, also some great tv series such as C.I.S. Cyber, The Good Wife, Almost Human, decided to dedicate at least one of their episodes to the cryptocurrency, but they tend to talk about Bitcoin in a negative way, linking it to criminals and illegal activities.
One thing is sure: Bitcoin reputation is an issue.
That’s why today we want to let you know that there are lots of tv series and movies that quote Bitcoin as it is, without putting it under a negative light.

Morgan Spurlock – Inside Man (Episode 3×5)

During this episode Morgan tries to live one week using only Bitcoin, to test if the world could be ready for this digital currency transformation.
With all of the misinformation and misunderstandings on bitcoin, Spurlock wants to determine pros and cons of the cryptocurrency and what effects it can have on the worldwide economy.

Life on Bitcoin



Austin and Beccy Craig
filmed their adventures as they decided to live for 100+ days relying only on bitcoin as a method of payment (exception made for urgent medical reasons).

Also, Life on Bitcoin inspired Felix Weis, a young programmer who did the same for one year.

The Simpsons

the simpsons bitcoin
Recently we already talked about this episode of The Simpsons in this article, but we want to quote it again as it is very curious.
During the episode titled Clown in the Dumps there is a big poster showing James Corky Jones saying, “Send me your lunch money online! – Accepting Bitcoin”.

HBO Silicon Valley

During the first season, one of the coders of the team would like to be paid in bitcoin. 


jeopardy on bitcoin
During the American tv show Jeopardy, the host asks what is Bitcoin, only mentioning it as being a digital decentralized currency.
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Burger King accepts bitcoin

The well-known fast food company, Burger King, has started to accept bitcoin among its allowed payment methods, but only in Arnhem, Netherlands.
Located in the city center of Arnhem, this Burger King venue will accept bitcoin and anyone that will pay with in this way will receive a second burger (a whopper) for free.
Another interesting news is that Burger King will host bitcoin meetups to increase the number of people who know what bitcoin is.

But, why Arnhem?

Since the opening of the Arnhem Bitcoinstad (also known as Arnhem Bitcoincity), the number of merchants who decided to accept bitcoin increased exponentially, and now Arnhem has 100 shops (including malls, coffee shops and restaurants) where people can spend their cryptocurrency.
In fact, yesterday (February 18th) Arnhem Bitcoinstad stated:


“The project Arnhem Bitcoincity has reached a new milestone: There are now 100 venues that accept Bitcoin in Arnhem. The Burger King in the city center is the latest to join the project. For Bitcoin enthusiasts Arnhem is like heaven as you can practically pay everything with bitcoins.”


Growing bitcoin enthusiasm

Bitcoin enthusiasm is growing fast in Arnhem and merchants have started to keep bitcoin instead of converting them immediately.
“When this project started, all merchants converted their bitcoins to euros immediately through the payment processor BitKassa, but a growing number of merchants now keep their bitcoins, since they can pay some of their supplies with bitcoins themselves at other merchants who accept Bitcoin as well. For instance a restaurant owner who pays for his bread at a bakery that also accepts bitcoins,” Arnhem Bitcoinstad team commented.

Life on Bitcoin

Maybe you have watched the documentary Life on Bitcoin, or maybe not, but all around the world there are a lot of cities where you can at least survive using bitcoin as the only payment method.
In fact, Life on Bitcoin shows how a young married couple could live and travel everywhere with payments only in bitcoin.
Of course, there is still a very long way to go but this couple has proved that it is already possible to conduct a normal life with the crypthocurrency.
For about 100 days, Austin and Beccy Craig decided to eliminate from their life credit cards and cash, relying only on bitcoin and they found several merchants who decided to accept bitcoin in exchange for meals and ground transports.
Life on Bitcoin has also inspired another travel: the one by Felix Weis, a 27 years old programmer who started to live for a whole year using only bitcoin. Felix writes about his adventures on his blog and he also shooted a documentary.

Where to live using bitcoin: CoinMap and BitMap

There are a lot of startups who decided to create platforms where you can read about all the restaurants and shops who accept bitcoin.
One of this is CoinMap, who reports more than 7000 shops all around the world. It is a web platform so you can use it from your laptop.
But, if you prefer a mobile app instead, you can download BitMap, available for IOS or Bitcoin Map for Android.
About the author: Amelia Tomasicchio is a writer and a journalist of Bitcoin-related news and articles. She started writing about Bitcoin in 2014 and she graduated in Rome with an essay about movie industry related to Bitcoin.

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