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Bitcoin Enthusiast Al Gore to Star in ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Follow-Up

Justin OConnell on 11/12/2016


This coming January the Sundance movie festival will commence with a new film about climate change by former Vice President of the United States under Bill Clinton, Al Gore.


“The timing, unfortunately, could not be better,” The Washington Post writes.


The film, announced Friday, will be produced by Paramount Pictures and Participant Media on Friday. It represents the follow-up to Mr. Gore’s 2006 film, “An Inconvenient Truth”, which won an Oscar.


In the first documentary, documentarian Davis Guggenheim chronicled Gore’s talks on global warming.


“Now more than ever we must rededicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis.  But we have reason to be hopeful; the solutions to the crisis are at hand,” Gore said in a statement.


Legendary actor and Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford said in a statement: “My own engagement on climate change began more than 40 years ago, and the urgency I felt then has only grown stronger given its very real and increasingly severe consequences. If we’re going to avoid the worst-case scenario, then we must act boldly and immediately, even in the face of indifference, apathy and opposition.”


Mr. Gore, who as Vice President helped oversee a massive expansion of the US’s military-industrial complex and a deregulation of the financial industry, has commented numerous times on the Bitcoin technology and has been a proponent of similar technologies since long before the globe’s establishment financial institutions and multinational corporations, such as R3 CEV and IBM, entered into the market.


Now, Mr. Gore hasn’t exactly said he’s the “true originator” of bitcoin technology, but he celebrates it openly. Mr. Gore seems to like Bitcoin in that its online, and a model similar to the blockchain technology could in the future make it easier for banks to regulate.


“When Bitcoin currency is converted from currency into cash, that interface has to remain under some regulatory safeguards. I think the fact that within the Bitcoin universe an algorithm replaces the functions of [the government] … is actually pretty cool,” Gore said. “I know that there are a lot of innovators that are out there that are trying to think up … come up with new models and I look forward to that.”


It’s not clear if Gore, who once quipped about avoiding buying a wallet factory, will make sure to accept Bitcoin for ‘An Inconvenient Truth 2’.

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