The Bitcoin Field Guide is a movie that is exactly what it should be. Whether or not you feel intrigued by this topic is actually up to you. This is a film that does everything to explain the phenomenon of cryptocurrency.
But is it really interesting? The Bitcoin Field Guide tries to arouse this interest through an action divided into points that enlighten those who are ready to move on in a question that is far from being so easy to understand. Personally, I think we will never know enough to make a fact-based decision. Because no matter how much you know, it is a world that, unfortunately, is based on the ambiguity of its origin and its former purpose (transactions on the dark web, anyone?). They are not covered in the field manual on Bitcoin, and this is actually an important aspect of cryptocurrency.
Does this somehow overshadow the effectiveness of a film based solely on informational purposes? Gar. The Field Guide to Bitcoin is an encyclopedia of cryptocurrencies that is combined into a full-length documentary that contains it all. From questionable testimonials from people to such strange musical episodes, you really have to stop and wonder if these guys have this in mind. However informal it may seem, the Bitcoin field guide reveals some things that are still considered a secret for those who are not familiar with this particular type of investment.
And here the existence of the film itself becomes arguable. The documentary never covers the most arguable aspect of this groundbreaking money plan. Instead, it’s about the more complex (and useful) side of Bitcoin, the science of blockchain and cryptocurrencies in general. It tends to stun the viewer with technical aspects that seem inappropriate. However, it cannot be said that there is no information for our ad. If you can really learn something from this, great! For others, this will be part of a technological puzzle that is too difficult to solve in one sitting.
The Bitcoin Field Guide is a film with a playful spirit bordering on a risky style. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. If the filmmakers wanted to convince people of this, then some episodes (and reviews) are at least counterproductive. Here the documentary lacks a certain filmy power and a certain goal.
I am curious to see the effect and presence of the Bitcoin field leader considering what is happening with the cryptocurrency market today. The bubble is fragile, and for some it has already burst. For others, it is still too risky a cultural phenomenon to even consider investment efforts, and the film actually solves some of the most common problems. As a field guide, we will of course take over the document. As an absolute truth, it would be advisable to wait a little and see what would happen.