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Bitconned

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Get-rich-quick greed in cybercrime docu; language, smoking.

Movie NR 2024 94 minutes
Bitconned movie poster: In the background, images of luxury cars and airplanes. In the foreground, Raymond Trapani, Centra Tech's chief operating officer and one of the digital startup's co-founders, faces the camera and sits on a pile of bitcoins, wearing casual sports attire that includes a dark blue long-sleeved sports top, matching pants, and white high-top sneakers. The film's title and credits appear in red, white, green, and pink letters

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age 18+

A movie that should have never been made!

A movie that should have never been made! Aside from the real story, it is infuriating that money, time and effort was spent to make this movie, which publicizes the criminal and sends the message that you can get away with it too. Way to inspire people to do good in this world. I wish I had not watched this movie. Attention should not be brought to it.

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One central component in this thought-provoking documentary's cautionary tale about the early days of the crypto market is a personal childhood story. "Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to be a criminal," says Raymond Trapani, Centra Tech's president and co-founder in Bitconned. He also admits to "having a good brain for making money."

As a young individual, Trapani reportedly earned about $5,000 a day from illegal prescription sales before entering the emerging and uncharted cryptocurrency world in 2017. In that year, according to the documentary, an estimated $4.9 billion was invested into crypto startups, with up to 78% of these being scams. "You've got to figure out some way to finesse the system," explains Trapani. "We lied, we cheated, and made millions of dollars."

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