It’s been five years since the launch of The History of Ireland, the documentary series about the first bitcoin exchange, but now it’s back with another title.
The History Of IRELAND is a five-part series set in the era before bitcoin and the gold price rose to the stratosphere.
It’s set to premiere on the BBC on Saturday.
The BBC’s programme highlights how the financial crisis that hit the UK in 2008 and the subsequent gold price boom in the years that followed brought about the country’s first bitcoin boom.
“The first bitcoin came into existence in 2012 and we had the first ever cryptocurrency, and it was very successful,” the BBC says.
“We also have a very good relationship with the US, which was a very important source of investment for us and also for bitcoin.”
The BBC tells the story of how the US and the UK came to see the potential of cryptocurrency, the UK government and its banking system as potential sources of wealth.
The series follows the rise and fall of the bitcoin bubble, and highlights the rise of bitcoin as a new form of currency in the global economy.
The BBC has said the series will be produced in “the first UK series for more than 30 years.”
The History of IRELENDy series has been produced for the BBC by the BBC’s business division, the business of history.
It will air on Saturday, January 23.
The episodes will be available to watch online for free until February 3.