Cryptopia Film Premiere in Australia

October 20, 2019, 4:28 PM AEST - 2 years ago

Award-winning filmmaker is launching new documentary “Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains and the Future of the Internet” as part of Spark Festival in Sydney.

Five years after his first film, Torsten Hoffmann revisits Bitcoin and sets out to explore the evolution of the blockchain industry and its new promise. Can this technology, designed to operate independent of trust and within a decentralized network, really provide a robust alternative to the Internet as we know it? This brand new documentary is launching October 21st in Sydney before touring throughout the county.

Bitcoin has been called one of the most disruptive technologies of our times, threatening banks by building an alternative and decentralized currency system. Some say that its “blockchain” could provide a blueprint for a better and fairer Internet - challenging the dominating technology giants.

Despite this potential, Bitcoin is undergoing severe price volatility and the community is facing a bitter internal ‘civil war’. Moreover, much of the media coverage is often misinformed or misleading and the general public is still confused about the technology and its larger implications.

Adrian Przelozny, CEO of the Independent Reserve, an Australian crypto-exchange, commented "The theme of this film is Bitcoin, Blockchain and the future of the Internet. The Independent Reserve strongly believes Bitcoin and blockchain will be a ubiquitous part of everyone's future."

Join award-winning director/producer Torsten Hoffmann (Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It) on his journey to better understand this decentralised technology and the promise of web3.0. This Screen Australia supported and crowdfunded feature documentary introduces the ‘big brains and big egos’ of this new industry including Andreas Antonopoulos, Laura Shin, Dr. Jemma Green, Charlie Lee, VitalikButerin, Dr. Robert Kahn, Preethi Kasireddy, WencesCasares, Samson Mow, Roger Ver, and many more ...

Some of the hackers, hipsters and hustlers that Torsten interviewed 5 years ago are now creating a new decentralised web, while others have broken their promises. Can we trust them to build a trustless new cyber utopia or are their projects as unfairly distributed, and easily manipulated as our current systems?

“As one of the startups building the global blockchain ecosystem we are proud to sponsor this exclusive launch event. Our emerging industry needs to reach mainstream users and the documentary #CryptopiaFilm may help to educate a broader audience” added Victor Zhang, CEO of

Tickets for “Cryptopia: Bitcoin, blockchain and the future of the Internet” are currently on sale for the Sydney opening night on Monday 21 October. Visit the Spark Festival website for details. For tickets to the launch parties in Adelaide, Auckland, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth go to and follow #CryptopiaFilm on social channels.

The Trailer

Film poster and other images can be downloaded here (21MB):

About Torsten Hoffmann

Torsten Hoffmann’s 2015 documentary about Bitcoin and money was licensed to 20 countries, won 4 international film festival awards and became a viral success on the Internet. His new #CryptopiaFilm is supported by Screen Australia, a German broadcaster and by a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. Previously, Torsten has executive produced several other documentaries with major international media companies and runs a Melbourne-based content production and distribution business. He holds an MBA in Finance and is passionate about the intersection of media and technology.

Contact information

For further media information or interview requests please contact:
Name: Torsten Hoffmann
Email: [email protected]

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