THE TRUST MACHINE will be a feature length documentary film about blockchain technology. Blockchain is the technology that enables the secure distributed sharing of records. Bitcoin and other digital currencies have been made possible by blockchain protocols. The architecture enables people to connect in ways that have never been possible before and solutions based on this technology are rapidly finding their way into all areas of society. This innovation is being described as being as significant as the invention of the Internet itself.
A blockchain eliminates the need for centralized gatekeepers and connects everyone to everyone else. Eliminating or reducing intermediaries and inefficiencies. Systems can be created for the benefit of everyone. But there are significant technological, political and societal challenges to achieve this.
Fundamentally, blockchains are about trust - they enable trust between people, companies, organisations and other entities - where previously this trust was enabled through centralised intermediaries.
THE TRUST MACHINE will investigate how blockchain protocols are being used and how this will affect all of us.
Director / Justin Smith
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rewards for contributing
The minimum budget to produce a high quality feature length documentary film of this kind is 10 BTC / 138 ETH. To help bring this film into existence please consider contributing at one of the levels below:
0.0018 BTC / 0.025 ETH or more - Receive a HD digital download of the movie.
0.011 BTC / 0.151 ETH or more - HD digital download plus your name will appear in the special thanks credits of the movie.
1 BTC / 13.7 ETH - Associate Producer credit in the movie.
1.2 BTC / 16.5 ETH - Executive Producer credit in the movie.
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Producer / Director
Justin Smith is an independent documentary filmmaker and author. He has successfully completed three previous feature length documentary films.
His three previous projects are also science-based documentary films that required the synthesis of a large number of complex issues into a concise and informative yet entertaining film.
Previous work includes:
Both Statin Nation films were crowdfunded. Body Electric was partially crowdfunded and supported by the American Institute of Stress.
Justin has also completed the Guardian Masterclass in Investigative Journalism and he is the author of the book STATIN NATION, published by Chelsea Green Publishing.