We used alternative production techniques, specifically a stop motion LED panel to provide a style and aesthetic to a primer on blockchain for the VICE News audience.

The value of Bitcoin has risen this year from just under one thousand dollars to $7,700 on Wednesday — a jump of nearly 700%. Those are absurd returns, but the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies could make an even bigger impact. It's called blockchain, and it could revolutionize global industries — and even pose a threat to governments.