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'Rise and Rise of Bitcoin' a clear-cut take on digital currency

'Rise and Rise of Bitcoin' a clear-cut take on digital currency

Whether the crypto-currency in this documentary film is viewed as the inevitable future of e-commerce or a speculative bubble destined to burst, "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin" makes for an enlightening primer.

Using his bitcoin-obsessed computer-programmer brother Dan as a tour guide, filmmaker Nicholas Mross takes a straight-ahead, even-handed approach to the controversial payment system.

Tracing the bitcoin to 2009, when a shadowy figure with the moniker Satoshi Nakamoto first floated the open source, peer-to-peer concept of "global decentralized money," the documentary follows a community of tech geeks who were among the early adopters.

They were...

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