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).
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Conversations with (in alphabetical order)
Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion
Founder & President, Chamber of Digital Commerce
Core Tech Engineer, Blockstream
Marco Carlo Grossi
Director Audit & Risk Advisory, Deloitte Switzerland
Chairman of the Board & President at Symbiont.io
New York, USA
Financial Innovation Lead, World Economic Forum (WEF)
New York, USA
Head Finance and Treasury Services, Swiss Re
Mayor of the City of Zug
Co-Founder & Chairman, Bloq
Partner, Deloitte Switzerland
Co-Founder & CEO, Lightning
San Francisco, USA
Founder & CEO, Northwest Passage Ventures, Co-Author “Blockchain Revolution”
Chief Futurist & Founder, Future Matters
Eric Van der Kleij
Founder Adeptra, London Tech City, Level39. Adviser UK Govt, Kickstart Accelerator
Professor, Distributed Computing Group, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
Founder & Managing Director, Agentic Group
New York, USA
Digital Identity Innovator & Analyst
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.
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