So. Mai 26th, 2024

Right after FinTech Made in Switzerland, I started my new documentary film The Blockchain and Us. From December to February, I conducted many fascinating conversations with some of the movers and shakers in the global blockchain ecosystem. They told me about their views and hopes for blockchain but also discussed the challenges and roadblocks on the way to its adoption.

Twenty interviews took place with software developers, cryptologists, researchers, entrepreneurs, consultants, VCs, authors, politicians, and futurists from the United States, Canada, Switzerland, the UK, and Australia. All conversations will be online in the coming weeks. Check out those that stream already on Many thanks to all who participated, brainstormed, and helped make this happen!

The Blockchain Documentary

With a topic as wide and deep as this, the interview phase could go on forever, but my goal is to complete this film by the end of March. Sorry for this tight deadline; some of the conversations I planned to record simply weren’t possible in this short time. I look forward to continuing the discussion with all of you without the camera rolling as well. And of course, there will be future projects of mine about technology, the economy and society.

Next Steps

Additional post production of interviews, selecting the best parts and editing first drafts of the documentary are well under way. The final film will be about 30 minutes long, and it will stream online starting late March/early April. I will announce the details as soon as the publication date draws near.

Spread the Word

As many people as possible should get to know new technologies likely to shape the digital future. Blockchain is already making a big splash and the interest in the interviews has been even greater than with FinTech Made in Switzerland. If you have already blogged and tweeted about the project—many thanks! If you’d like to write about the project in more detail and need any additional information, please just let me know.

>> visit the project website

A Film by Manuel StagarsManuel Stagars

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.

Manuel’s current film projects focus on the potential of technology for the economies of nations, societies, and the lives of people around the world. He has published books and scientific articles on startups, marketplace lending, impact investing, data quality, and Open Data.

Manuel 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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