'Bitcoin in Uganda' serves as a storybook example of how these benefits can make a real difference in people's lives. The short film puts a spotlight on a Ugandan student, Ronald, who relies on his family in the US to send him money for tuition.
Frustrated with the slow and expensive system that Ronald has relied on for so long, his brother-in-law suggested that his wife switches to bitcoin to send Ronald money for tuition payments.
Directed by Argentinian filmmaker Sergio Ruestes, 'Bitcoin in Uganda' premiered at the Bitcoin2014 Conference in Amsterdam back in May. The short is one of three films that have been produced by BitcoinFilm.org, a group hoping to make "several small documentaries" to tell life-changing stories involving bitcoin.
Ronald's story highlights another noteworthy feature of bitcoin: by sharing the public address to his bitcoin wallet, Ronald can accept donations from anyone in the world to help pay for his tuition.