You could read all the latest on cryptocurrencies and if you can stay awake and finish any of the articles you may actually start to understand Bitcoins. Or you can watch a music video.
The Moving Picture Institute (MPI) has released a YouTube video spoof of Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl" that educates audiences about the benefits of digital currencies. It is an entry point into the cryptocurrency world for Bitcoin novices to experts and uses comedy and romance to make its point.
The video stars and was directed by Naomi Brockwell,a fellow at the NY Bitcoin Center and MPI program officer, and aims to change the negative image of Bitcoin portrayed by the mainstream media.
Bitcoingirl.org is also hosted and created by Naomi Brockwell, and is a collection of videos to help educate people about Bitcoin, as well as keeping them up to date with what’s going on in the Bitcoin world. Originally from Western Australia, Brockwell is the Policy Associate at the New York Bitcoin Centre, on the Advisory Council at the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, Program Officer at the Moving Picture Institute, Contributor for Reason TV, CEO and founder of Rainsworth Productions, Media Liaison Officer for the Principality of Hutt River, and Correspondent for JagTV. She hosts a monthly Austrian Economics reading group in NYC with Gene Epstein (economics editor at Barron’s). In other words, she is a tad on the busy side.
In an article on The Freeman, an online advocate for liberty and free market system, Brockwell answered about who is Bitcoin Girl and what does she care about?
“Bitcoin Girl is an educational platform that explores the cryptocurrency world and provides an alternative to the current trend in journalism of only printing doom-and-gloom as a way of getting a larger audience. There is massive demonization of cryptocurrency in the media, and it’s no wonder when you consider the vested interests that banks and governments have in destroying cryptocurrency. As a result, the only positive arguments that are honest about the benefits of cryptocurrency tend to be hidden away in esoteric subreddit threads, and are largely inaccessible to the average, unacquainted person. For this reason, the vast majority of people lap up what the mainstream media tells them, which is mainly negative and poorly informed.”
“Instead of being skeptical about this new protocol, people should be overwhelmingly excited about it and all of its possibilities we haven’t even begun to unlock. Bitcoin technology has the power to bring about incredible social change. It can lift people out of poverty. It can give people back freedom of speech. It can bring community together in a new peer-to-peer world—the full potential of which we’ve only seen a glimpse.”
“That is what Bitcoin Girl is: a more accessible way for people to learn about bitcoin, so that they are not forced to depend on a biased media for their information. It shows bitcoin in a refreshing way: as an exciting, powerful tool with the potential to create incredible positive change.”