"The Blockchain and Us." | Documentary Explaining Blockchain, Really Great for New People Coming Here Daily. VIDEO: (32 Mins)

in blockchain •  7 months ago

The concept of the Blockchain isn’t very intuitive. But still, many people believe it is a game changer. Despite its mysterious beginnings, the Blockchain might be the airplane of our time. Economist and filmmaker Manuel Stagars portrays this exciting technology in nineteen interviews with software developers, cryptologists, researchers, entrepreneurs, consultants, VCs, authors, politicians, and futurists from the United States, Canada, Switzerland, the UK, and Australia.

Overview of Film

How can the Blockchain benefit the economies of nations? How will it change society? What does this mean for each of us? The Blockchain and Us gives a view on the topic far from hype, makes it accessible, and starts a conversation.

Manuel Stagars is an economist, film director, author, and serial entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in consulting and startups in Switzerland, the United States, Japan, and Singapore.

His current film projects focus on the potential of technology for the economies of nations, societies, and the lives of people around the world. His recent films include FinTech Made in Switzerland (2016) and The Blockchain and Us (2017). Digital Transformation (2017/18) continues his filmseries on the promises and impacts of technology in our time.

Manuel has written books and scientific articles on Fintech, startups, impact investing, data quality, and Open Data. He has a degree in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and several financial certifications (CFA, CAIA, ERP).

The main website for this movie and all about it:


Film Credits

Conversations with (in alphabetical order)

David Birch
Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion
Guildford, UK
Perianne Boring
Founder & President, Chamber of Digital Commerce
Washington, USA
Christian Decker
Core Tech Engineer, Blockstream
Zurich, Switzerland
Taylor Gerring
Co-Founder, Ethereum
Zug, Switzerland
Marco Carlo Grossi
Director Audit & Risk Advisory, Deloitte Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland
Caitlin Long
Chairman of the Board & President at Symbiont.io
New York, USA
Jesse McWaters
Financial Innovation Lead, World Economic Forum (WEF)
New York, USA
Paul Meeusen
Head Finance and Treasury Services, Swiss Re
Zurich, Switzerland
Dolfi Müller
Mayor of the City of Zug
Zug, Switzerland
Matthew Roszak
Co-Founder & Chairman, Bloq
Chicago, USA
Guido Rudolphi
Founder, Cryptocash
Uster, Switzerland
Jan Seffinga
Partner, Deloitte Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland
Elizabeth Stark
Co-Founder & CEO, Lightning
San Francisco, USA
Alex Tapscott
Founder & CEO, Northwest Passage Ventures, Co-Author “Blockchain Revolution”
Toronto, Canada
Lars Thomsen
Chief Futurist & Founder, Future Matters
Zurich, Switzerland
Eric Van der Kleij
Founder Adeptra, London Tech City, Level39. Adviser UK Govt, Kickstart Accelerator
London, UK
Roger Wattenhofer
Professor, Distributed Computing Group, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
Zurich, Switzerland
Rik Willard
Founder & Managing Director, Agentic Group
New York, USA
Steve Wilson
Digital Identity Innovator & Analyst
Sydney, Australia

Additional conversations and special thanks (in alphabetical order): Iris Belle, Ben Bledsoe, Dario Duran, Marie Farrar Knowles, Olga Feldmeier, Sony Fricker, Daniel Gasteiger, Daniel Grassinger, Johs. Hoehener, Richard Kastelein, Leanne Kemp, Thomas Kern, Francine Klopfenstein, Veronica Lange, Claire LaRocca, Adriano B. Lucatelli, Christian Mäder, Ruedi Maeder, Luzius Meisser, Martin Müller, Mia Mutic, Ian Petchenik, Nathaniel Popper, Kamesh Raghavendra, Brian Rogers, Raffaela Stelzer, Elizabeth Wesson

Additional thanks (in alphabetical order): Agentic Group, Blockchain News, Blockstream, Bloq, Chamber of Digital Commerce, Constellation Research, Consult Hyperion, Cryptocash, Deloitte Switzerland, Ethereum Foundation, Everledger, Flightradar24, Future Matters, ISO-20022.ch, Lightning, Lockstep Consulting, Municipality of Zug, nexussquared, Northwest Passage Ventures, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Swiss Re, Symbiont, World Economic Forum (WEF), Zurich Airport

Recording of live air traffic courtesy of Flightradar24

Cinematography, Editing, Music & Sound Design by Manuel Stagars © 2017 Manuel Stagars


Richard Kastelein is the Founder, Publisher and Editor in Chief of industry leading online publication, Blockchain News, co-founder and director at education company Blockchain Partners and partner of token design and ICO marketing company CryptoAlchemy.
(Direct from the-blockchain.com and Richard who is an Industry leader)
Social Media for filmmaker:
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaQWWKONumFb-yY7uu-Gkhw

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/manuelstagars

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/manuelstagars

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/manuelstagars

If you feel my posts are undervalued or you want to donate to tip me - I would appreciate it very much.


LiteCoin (LTC) - LKdsnvSXk9JW99EiNicFMGKc1FXiBo9tUE

Ethereum (ETH) - 0x3Ad69Ff057C9533ca667B2d7E3E557F5eeFd4477

Ethereum Classic (ETC) - 0x5ab2b08d4ce8d454eb9d1ecc65c6d8b0c5f9784c

EOS (EOS) - 0xD37bEFf5bf07E3aa432de00cE0AaA8df603A4fB0

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!