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Thirty years ago, many of the products that we can’t live without today were mere ideas or figments of the imagination. Back then, we had to go to a bank to deposit a check and wait a few days for the transaction to go through. We had limited choices when it came to shopping (off-line and catalog). We also had phones that were used for one function – talking to another person. In fact, some people’s concept of “high tech” may only have come from the movies.

 

In the movies, we saw fantastic devices that would one day become reality. For example, in Star Wars, we saw the hologram of Princess Leia and the time-traveling DeLorean in Back to the Future. Today, we have hologram tables and projectors and smartphones that perform a variety of functions (e.g. share content). We saw new forms of currency, such as electronic credits in Total Recall. And now we have cryptocurrency, which almost resembles the fictional electronic credits.  

 

These creations have now become our reality. It is commonplace to see them in today’s movies, and not even relegated to the science-fiction genre (e.g. action and adventure). Cryptocurrency is making itself known in the movies. There have been many movies (documentaries) about Bitcoin, illustrating the impact it (and cryptocurrency) has made on our society. There is a new movie to be released this year called Crypto, starring Kurt Russel and Alexis Bledel. The movie is about an agent (Russell) who investigates a web of corruption and fraud. The movie is a great vehicle to educate the public about cryptocurrency and how it is revolutionizing the way we make transactions. The movie also features a number of blockchain networks (e.g. Stellar), which will help the public better understand blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrency.

 

Cryptocurrency has made its mark in last ten due to the various cryptocurrencies that have been introduced to the public, such as Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple. There is also the Ducatus coin, made by my company Ducatus Global. It can be used in our affiliate companies, from buying a cup of coffee to a home. We also have Ducatus Travel where customers who use Ducatus coins to book their trip will receive a discount. The purpose of cryptocurrency is to provide financial freedom, and to have choices in how we make our purchases. It will only be a matter of time when cryptocurrency will become as common as other currencies (e.g. American Dollar and British Pound Sterling) that appear in movies.