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Bitcoin Explainer - 100% Blender


DerekElliott writes:

Hey guys -- not a tutorial from me this time, but I want to share some recent work.

This is an explainer video I did recently for a company that is working to educate people on cryptocurrency. Everything here (except very small amounts of post) is done in Blender and rendered w/ Cycles.

Hope you enjoy!

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Derek Elliott

Hi, I'm Derek! I've been using Blender for over 10 years and in the past 2 years I have made my living with this beautiful software. Most recently, I've begun making tutorials on YouTube to teach new users the same way I learned.


  1. But WHAT does Bitcoin calculate, what "energy intensive calculations" are running on my pc, maxing out out my hardware completely?

    The blender animations are smooth, and your bitcoin explanation might answer some questions, but can you actually tell me what bitcoin calculates?
    As long as no one can tell me exactly what bitcoin is doing with all the processing power, I dont trust it at all.
    Could be used to hack passwords or spying on countries as far as we know.
    With "Folding" you knew at least you were trying out protein combinations.

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