Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It examines the history of money through the ages, from bartering in ancient societies to the technological innovations that led to the advent of cryptocurrencies in the modern era. It also dissects some of the practises of central banks and financial institutions that brought about the last economic crisis.
The film explains how money today is created from nothing when banks create debt, the governments influence on this process, and its inflationary impact. It also explores whether Bitcoin is a viable alternative to fiat currency, if it will revolutionise peer-to-peer financial transactions, or whether it will just be a tool for criminal activity. Is it the next big thing in money, or just a passing trend?