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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bitcoin Girl: Virtual Currency Inspires This Ridiculous Music Video

Posted By on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 1:45 PM

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A new music video that spoofs Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl" is the latest take on Bitcoin fever.

The video for "Bitcoin Girl" features a character named Wall Street Guy, played by actor Gianmarco Soresi, attempting to win the heart of the Bitcoin Girl.

Naomi Brockwell, a fellow at the New York Bitcoin Center who directed and stars in the video, says its an attempt to educate audiences about the often misunderstood digital currency.

"Those who are unfamiliar with Bitcoin want to see it banned, while those who understand Bitcoin support it strongly. Essentially, the more people learn about Bitcoin, the more they like it," said Brockwell. "Film is the best way to educate Americans about this exciting innovation."

It certainly has its comedic moments, including the scene where Wall Street Guy fails to impress Bitcoin Girl with his real-life cash and credit cards (sound familiar?). He seems unable to catch a break when his money is rejected after trying to buy a car, flowers, and yes, even a hot dog.

But don't take our word for it. Watch this video that was produced and released by the Moving Picture Institute, a nonprofit film organization.

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