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July 04, 2012, 08:53:37 PM
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There is an interesting discussion going on over at reddit's, because Im not registered there and couldn care less to do so, I decided to make that thread.

http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/w155s/bitcoin_the_movie/

Some examples for movie plots:


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-A kid gets kidnapped, Elizabeth Smart style. They are taken to a far away place with no money and they manage to escape and buy a bus ticket home from their brain wallet.

- A bitcoin millionaire dies and leaves his inheritance to shared secrets. His heirs need to hunt down the secrets by clues and combine the secrets in order to cryptographically recover the digital fortune. Some emphasis on a death switch type service would be interesting. Show him "checking in once or twice, and then an email going out when he doesn't respond after his death.

- Ransom paid in Bitcoin?

- Dead drops?

- SkyNet created Bitcoin to fund it's war operations in the past when terminator goes back to kill conner? lol
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Mine is a political triller, viewed and played by stupid politicians (sorry for the redundancy). They go from bitcoin-enemy to bitcoin-supporters.

Day 1: A small bank in Ireland collapses. This rapidly creates bank runs across Europe. Two larger banks collapse. The crisis then accelerates. Bank risk becomes enormous. Sovereign risk follows along.

Day 2: Politicians make promises that everything will be sorted out and schedule meetings and photo-ops. Politicians never seem (in the movie/documentary) to care about people, but only on how they looked on TV.

They are completely clueless about the extent of what's going on (think Bernanke here).

Day 3: the price of Gold and other PMs goes to the stratosphere. There are no sellers at any price now. JP Morgan fails due to its silver position. Now the financial crisis is unstoppable--JP Morgan will not pay for any of its derivative positions.

Day 4: Politicians start to understand the enormity of what the derivatives collapse looks like. And they see that they are simply unable to print their way out now. Banks are closing every day. People are destroying ATMs, supermarkets are not opening dus to riots, COMEX has defaulted on its "fractional reserve gold banking"; we are now in a different world, in which paper promises have become meaningless.

Please take 5 minutes of your life to fully appreciate this: http://demonocracy.info/infographics/usa/derivatives/bank_exposure.html

Day 5: This is the last day of the über-banks. One by one, they too make their promises void, due to JP Morgan's fall. Though not realized at the time, this is the last day of wall street. Things are going downhill from here.

Day 10: The global supply chains start to stop. Only gold is accepted; physical gold. But the delivery of physical gold is always troublesome, given the enormity of weapons and military involved. Dictatorships rise in Argentina, Venezuela, Portugal, Greece. Martial law is applied everywhere except Canada, the Nordic countries and Switzerland (at least for the time being).

Bank letters of credit are meaningless.

Day 11: In one of the gold delivery incidents, a russian fighter jet that carried the physical metal is found destroyed. In other incidents in Latin America, the jets simply took off to other routes and the gold was robbed. Some Arab nations try to bring down planes of enemies (Iran, Israel) in a vain attempt to get gold.

Day 12: With extreme uncertainty concerning payment in supply chains, Japan faces an enormous food security crisis. Satoshi Nakamoto reappears in the forums. A paper is being circulated and drafted.

Day 13: Politicians publicly deride the (leaked) paper, which argues for the use of bitcoin in global transactions, and say they are developing their alternative, "trustworthy" clearinghouses. Journalists now place hard questions to politicians, and consider the proposal's merits.

Day 14: The food crisis in Japan sees the first deaths due to starvation. The world has been transformed in two weeks. There are riots everywhere; people simply couldn't expect (or understand) the fragility in which the entire banking (and now, economic) system was operating. Nobody trusts any promise, and the gold delivery methods continue to be as clumsy as government.

Day 17: Google, Wikipedia, Yahoo, and other leading web companies put the paper on their front page with "no deadline for its removal". The paper describes how bitcoin could work as the global clearinghouse. Satoshi promises to donate 1000 btc to each poor nation, which accept it immediately. Japan receives some foreign aid food donations, and conducts the first bitcoin transactions with Chile, Brazil, and Singapore.

and so on...

in the end, the world's supply chains slowly crawl back into existence. All major silicon valley companies are preparing huge mining operations in sustainable energy regions.

And Satoshi disappears, once again.
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July 04, 2012, 09:05:46 PM
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The Movie?

Do you mean The Documentary?

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July 04, 2012, 09:08:03 PM
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The Movie?

Do you mean The Documentary?


... LOL did you read any of the OP

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A kid gets kidnapped, Elizabeth Smart style. They are taken to a far away place with no money and they manage to escape and buy a bus ticket home from their brain wallet.
I would love to see this in a non bitcoin movie

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July 04, 2012, 09:08:50 PM
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the first third of the second quote, lol

Edit: now after reading the rest, hell why not, assuming that it is shot not today, but a few years (or weeks FFS) down the road.  Wink

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July 04, 2012, 09:09:23 PM
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What could be more exciting than a movie about a type of money? Crypto is important and should be treated for what it is. It's about privacy and security plain and simple. The role of Bitcoin in a drama is a sidestory at best.

Any significantly advanced cryptocurrency is indistinguishable from Ponzi Tulips.
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July 04, 2012, 09:39:30 PM
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My favorite:

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- NSA experimenting with a new currency system = NSA engineers (nerds) working in the basement
- One nerd leaked the idea, I can imagine "uploading" bar happening in a basement
- Hackers adopt the currrency (still nerds, in their own basements now)
- Bankers hired assassins to find the culprit: assassins need to locate the culprits via internet, again nerds in the basement... And they won't find them, since they are smart enough to stay anonymous.

some suggestions:

- The story starts out with some friends talking over the internet about bitcoin and its mysterious inception, giving an introduction for the viewer
- In between the story, the conversation of the two friends serves as meta level for the plot, providing insights over what could really have happened, while the story only reveals one side of it
- One of the nerds programming for the NSA would like to leak it to the public, so to not leave a trace to himself, he creates the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto and teaches the crowd (sirius, gavin & co.) to compile the software. Making it look genuine.
- He also uses the blockchain to leak some TOP SECRET information in there.
- The governments finds out and starts a mole hunt on him, killing everyone in their way who has discovered the secret
- When the suspense culminates, it is revealed to the viewer, that one of the friends talking is the nerd aka Satoshi whilst the other one is part of the NSA, keeping him on the line while his fellow henchmen make their way to his hideout
- The community tries to help the whistle blower by attacking the governments networks, making it look like the usual Anonymous hacks
- END: the henchmen bust open the doors of an empty house and the nerd reveals, that he was well aware all the time of the identity of his counterpart, the plot concludes with the nerd being in power and planning to reveal the secrets in a world wide hack, displaying it on top government websites (white house, cia, fbi,..), in the background a guy fawkes mask.

P.S.: Im not quite happy with the ending yet
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July 04, 2012, 10:24:06 PM
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What could be more exciting than a movie about a type of money? Crypto is important and should be treated for what it is. It's about privacy and security plain and simple. The role of Bitcoin in a drama is a sidestory at best.

Guy comes in to fix the sink, gets paid in Bitcoin.

Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem. -- Ronald Reagan
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July 04, 2012, 10:46:56 PM
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What could be more exciting than a movie about a type of money? Crypto is important and should be treated for what it is. It's about privacy and security plain and simple. The role of Bitcoin in a drama is a sidestory at best.

Guy comes in to fix the sink, gets paid in Bitcoin.
If Bitcoin is double entendre, then it's been done.

Any significantly advanced cryptocurrency is indistinguishable from Ponzi Tulips.
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July 04, 2012, 11:53:01 PM
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What could be more exciting than a movie about a type of money? Crypto is important and should be treated for what it is. It's about privacy and security plain and simple. The role of Bitcoin in a drama is a sidestory at best.

Guy comes in to fix the sink, gets paid in Bitcoin.
If Bitcoin is double entendre, then it's been done.

A million times, people just love the story too much.

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July 11, 2012, 09:03:17 AM
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"The sixth confirmation"
"The sixth confirmation 2 : Satoshi's revenge"
"The sixth confirmation 3(0?) : Generation block" (a prequel)

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July 11, 2012, 10:54:29 AM
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Satoshi: This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

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July 11, 2012, 05:48:07 PM
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"The sixth confirmation"
"The sixth confirmation 2 : Satoshi's revenge"
"The sixth confirmation 3(0?) : Generation block" (a prequel)

This is odd. I remember posting on this thread when it first came about, but don't see my post. Now I read (above) suggested movie titles for a trilogy, an idea I've presented only a few days ago. How long will it be before my alter ego "Al the Alpaca" starts making its rounds by others?

~Bruno~
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July 15, 2012, 09:18:35 AM
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Satoshi: This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.



YESS!!! +11111111
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July 15, 2012, 04:20:50 PM
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Shouldn't the color of the pills be different. SEXY in red and BTC in green? (think stop/go)

(just realized that SEXY in red is a double entendre)

Also needs a slogan like: Sick of the FED--Take a pill!

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July 15, 2012, 04:50:09 PM
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Shouldn't the color of the pills be different. SEXY in red and BTC in green? (think stop/go)

(just realized that SEXY in red is a double entendre)

Also needs a slogan like: Sick of the FED--Take a pill!

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Nice, this scenario is writing itself Cheesy

Let's combine Matrix and Inception... LoL

Matrix just realized that he's stuck in another matrix, which is stucked in another matrix etc... In every matrix above the current matrix, dollar, euro, yen, pound... worth less and less. At the end all those matrix's are stucked in one big BTC which has the same value in all matrix's and is only with a real value. Other currency's and people using them didn't realized that fact because they are stucked Cheesy
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July 15, 2012, 04:53:33 PM
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There is no alpaca here..
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July 16, 2012, 06:43:41 PM
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There is no alpaca here..

Al the Alpaca in recovering well in rehab, thanks to you, my friend.

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