VICE go inside the mysterious world of cryptocurrencies in this thrilling documentary.
They meet Vitalik Buterin, the maverick mastermind behind one of the biggest cryptocurrencies in the world, Ethereum. He created the currency when he was just 21 years old. Companies like Ethereum could rewrite the rules around how we think about money. Cryptocurrencies require no central, government run banks, so they could totally change how economies work. Government treasuries could be replaced by remotely controlled currencies based all over the globe.
Now, countries are starting to take notice. Some are wary of the new tech and others are looking to embrace it. But there are fears that it could be used as a way to dodge sanctions, launder money and track citizen’s spending habits. The road ahead is a complicated one, but in this video we get to meet one of the biggest players in the industry and hear his thoughts on what the future of money might be. We see Vitalik meet with big political figures who are very interested in learning more about his currency and want to known if they could one day integrate it into their own.
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