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China’s First Bitcoin Documentary Premieres

- China’s First Bitcoin Documentary Premieres

On September 10, cryptocurrency and blockchain leaders from around the world will converge in Beijing, China for the Shape the Future: Blockchain Global Summit. This conference will feature the release of the Bitcoin documentary “Bitcoin: Shape the Future,” the first-ever comprehensive look at the history and evolution of Bitcoin in China since the platform’s inception.

From mining factories to company headquarters to exchanges, twenty-plus industry leaders were interviewed regarding China’s exciting contributions and lasting footprint on the global Bitcoin community. Some of the C-level professionals that participated in the documentary include:

  • Wu Jihan, CEO of BITMAIN 
  • Liu Yang, CEO of BitKan
  • Yu Fang, Co-CEO of Bitkan
  • Li Lin, CEO of Huobi
  • Wu Gang, CEO of Bixin
  • Yang Haipo, CEO of ViaBTC 

Over 1,000 people including media representatives are expected to attend this first-ever showing at the Summit. BitKan, one of China’s oldest and most highly-respected Bitcoin enterprises is the event organizer and curator of the film.

Sandy Liang, operations director at BitKan, was asked about the documentary.

“Back to early February 2017, our co-CEO Fanny Yu expressed the fact that so much was happening in the Bitcoin community, with lots of people curious, yet there was a major knowledge gap behind it,” she said. “She felt like there was a need for a professional, neutral film that could demonstrate Bitcoin. So we here at BitKan decided to film a serious and professional movie about it, a comprehensive documentary to address this gap.”

BitKan COO and co-founder Fanny Yu felt that her organization was the right one to take on such a project, with a common sense within the Chinese Bitcoin community that BitKan is the top PR and marketing company in the Bitcoin business world.

“We are a company in the Bitcoin industry, so we are a suitable company to hold this event,” Yu said. “We have cooperation with most of the companies in the Bitcoin industry in China, including exchange platforms, media and more, so we have advantage to organize this event. For the last months, we have a lot of new users who want to know more news and exchange bitcoin. We have invited many foreigners to come to this event and an important part of the summit will be the documentary premiere.”

“We’ve done a lot interesting, high-profile branding events before, such as our Bitcoin experiences in Tokyo as well as the Rock Night theme Bitcoin gathering,” Liang said. 

Liang added that BitKan likes to do a lot of interesting things, but never produced them just for fun.

“As in the case of the documentary, we take our work seriously,” she said. “We have a very cooperative working relationship with the professional filming team and director and invited professional Bitcoin insiders to participate. We wanted to make sure that this documentary was not just a simple video, but rather a professional documentary for the entire Bitcoin community.”

Liang pointed out that not only C-level people appeared in the documentary, but that lots of experts, Bitcoin users and investors are featured as well. While everyone plays a different role in the Bitcoin community, she said, careful attention was given to ensuring that everyone had the same rights in terms of speaking in the documentary.

Yu, who sparked the idea for the documentary, added that Bitcoin’s popularity has grown immensely in recent months. Despite this trend, she believes that many people are still unclear about the concept and misunderstand it.

“We decided to make this movie because we want people to know more about Bitcoin, how it’s evolved in the last eight years and what’s happening with it at an international level,” Yu said. “We’re even hoping to translate this movie to different languages. Our ultimate goal is to help more people realize the meaning of Bitcoin by making the concept more clear.”

“Shape the Future: Global Blockchain Summit” will be held on September 10 in Beijing China. More than 200 of the major enterprises in the blockchain industry have been invited, representing China, the U.S., Russia, Japan, South Korea, South American and South Africa.

You can learn more about the summit and purchase tickets using a credit card, debit card or bitcoin here.