The Bitcoin Field Guide: Review

The world as we know it is changing every day. Recent years have shown us that we can never really know what to expect and can certainly never be fully prepared for what’s coming. Since 2009, economics has been changing and whilst the world was reeling from the credit crunch, a new currency was emerging on the internet – bitcoin.

Years later and bitcoin is still being used in one way or another, but a lot of the myths and rumours about bitcoin remain. On the one hand you may have heard about the man who bought a pizza online using bitcoin which could have been worth millions today. On the other hand, you may have heard horror stories about how somebody physically lost a fortune in bitcoin when they accidentally threw out their hard drive.

No matter what you may have heard, some people still can’t really fathom how any of that could have been done and why it could be the future.



The Bitcoin Field Guide is a documentary which aims to clear up any misunderstandings and miscommunications over what people really know about bitcoin. Told using experts, internet comedians and done so in a palatable way, The Bitcoin Field Guide breaks down everything you may need to know, but it’s a lot to take in.

Presented for the internet generation, it seems that The Bitcoin Field Guide wants to appeal to the average YouTube viewer. Split up into chapters, it goes through everything you may need to know and it goes into immense detail. However, like most YouTube videos, these points are intercut with gifs and public domain clips to emphasise their points, which sometimes undermine sections that are supposed to be taken seriously.

However, despite the fun and manageable way in which it presents itself, it doesn’t fully explain things like NFTs and glosses over the other dangers like the damage on the environment. This is especially evident when showing somebody funnelling hot air out of their apartment due to the immense heat generated by the servers.

The Bitcoin Field Guide does indeed make it easy to understand and people may come away from the documentary with a better sense of what bitcoin is and why it’s important. It may just expect you to know some things before going in.


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