Posted 11 months ago | by Ben Armstrong
Blockchain Documentary Set To Premiere On Discovery Science Channel
“Open Source Money,” a documentary series about the story of a cryptocurrency company will be set to premiere this July across the United States. While it does touch on Bitcoin, its focus is on a major corporate blockchain project.
The "Open Source Money" series was jointly developed by the media and technology company Vision Tree and funded in cryptocurrency with over $1 million. J.D. Founder of Vision Tree.
Seraphine told Cointelegraph it was beneficial to use crypto to finance the series:
“The advantages of funding this series through cryptocurrency alone is that it enables us to be free and independent without influence from outside distributors or financiers. It gave us that creative freedom.”
Vision Tree was also behind the motion picture, "Atari: Fistful of Quarters," and was tokenized by the American retail giant Overstock's cryptocurrency wing tZERO. The new film was backed by Appian Way, Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company.
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Blockchain and Bitcoin from a US Perspective
The documentary follows the story of the US technology company Dragonchain, which established in 2017. Each episode highlights the role of people such as Patrick Byrne, Brock Pierce, Joe Roets and Disney, Facebook and more in the blockchain area.
As stated by J.D. Seraphine, founder of Vision Tree, Open Source Money is the first crypto-funded project to start on a global cable network, and also one of the most innovatively-funded news channels in the scientific and technological spheres.
An Outstanding Move Toward Building Blockchain Awareness
An understanding of cryptocurrencies and blockchain has progressed since the release of Bitcoin's BTC Whitepaper in 2009. Cryptocurrency not only expanded its influence in the world of information technology, but it has also been adopted and acknowledged by popular public figures.
According to a Cointelegraph report that was published in April, Anthony Mackie, well-known as "Hawkman" in the Avengers movies, sponsored Litecoin in a video published by Vanité Fair last year.
An episode in this series mentioned Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) describing the cryptocurrency definition and blockchain function.
There is little doubt that people will adopt other forms of money in the coming years, but corporate-backed projects like Libra and Dragonchain may find that their products aren't as popular, as they likely will have a far higher degree of oversight and control than decentralized systems, such as Bitcoin.