In 2009, an enigmatic genius known only as ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ released Bitcoin, sparking a technological revolution that is on its way to disrupting the global financial system as we know it.
CRYPTO will weave the mysterious and thrilling story of the cypherpunks behind the blockchain revolution, and bring us through the present into our decentralized future.
With your help, we’ll create the film that will show Satoshi’s vision to the world. Join Satoshi’s revolution, and help us crowdfund the story of the century.
CRYPTO is a historical mystery / thriller film that fictionalizes the true story of the creation of Bitcoin and the mysterious figure behind it.
In 2009, an enigmatic genius using the pseudonym ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ released Bitcoin, a revolutionary new peer-to-peer digital transaction system based on Blockchain technology. Satoshi’s breakthrough creation of the world’s first ‘cryptocurrency’ fundamentally changed the future of global commerce by rendering traditional power brokers obsolete — and then he just disappeared.
In CRYPTO, you’ll meet a teenage rebel, an endearing family man, and a genius cryptologist. They’re all the same man: Hal Finney – a visionary futurist and legendary cypherpunk, who embarks on a life-altering journey after befriending one of the most elusive mystery men of the 21st century.
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The journey culminates in a utopian future where the disruptive consequences of Satoshi’s invention have been realized. There is also a shocking twist that will leave the audience stunned.
While Hal is the film’s main focus, CRYPTO will also follow the journeys of other cypherpunks such as: Nick Szabo, Wei Dai, Tim May, Eric Hughes, John Gilmore, Phil Zimmermann, Jude “St Jude Milhon, Romana“Cypherella” Machado and more! They are the crypto-anarchists who fought for our privacy and pursued the digital holy grail: cryptocurrencies that do not rely on governments or central banks. Their peaceful revolution sought freedom and abundance for all. They saw a future for cryptocurrency bigger than drugs, black markets and Lambo’s. Will their vision prevail or will cryptocurrencies fall victim to neophobia, propaganda, and political agendas?
Find out when CRYPTO releases worldwide in May, 2019, coinciding with the ten year anniversary of the creation of Bitcoin.
Philip R. “Phil” Zimmermann, Jr. is the creator of Pretty Good Privacy, the most widely used email encryption software in the world. He is also known for his work in VoIP encryption protocols, notably ZRTP and Zfone.
Timothy C. May was a founding member of, and has been one of the most voluminous contributors to, Cypherpunks electronic mailing list. He wrote extensively on cryptography and privacy from the 1990s through 2003.
Nick Szabo is a computer scientist, legal scholar and cryptographer known for his research in digital contracts and digital currency. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1989 with a degree in computer science. He holds an honorary professorship at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín.
John Gilmore is one of the founders of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Cypherpunks mailing list, and Cygnus Solutions. He created the alt.* hierarchy in Usenet and is a major contributor to the GNU project.
Harold Thomas Finney II was a developer for PGP Corporation, and was the second developer hired after Phil Zimmermann. In his early career, he was credited as lead developer on several console games. He also was an early Bitcoin user and received the first bitcoin transaction from Bitcoin’s creator Satoshi Nakamoto.
Aka Cypherella, Romana Machado is a software developer and cryptocurrency investor from Silicon Valley.
Wei Dai s a computer engineer and cypherpunk best known as creator of b-money and the developer of the Crypto++ library. Dai is listed as inventor on U.S. patents 5724279 and 6081598 which were assigned to Microsoft.
Eric Hughes is an American mathematician, computer programmer, and cypherpunk. He is considered one of the founders of the cypherpunk movement, alongside Timothy C. May and John Gilmore.
Judith [Jude] Milhon, in Washington D.C., best known by her pseudonym St. Jude, was a hacker and author in the San Francisco Bay Area. Milhon coined the term cypherpunk and was a founding member of the cypherpunks. On July 19, 2003, Milhon died of cancer.
CRYPTO is the next feature film by Atomic Network, the team that brought you crowdfunded hits like Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, Star Trek: Renegades, and Renegades: The Requiem.
This sci-fi powerhouse team has a proven track record with over $1.3 million in successful crowdfunded Sci-Fi TV shows and movies on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the aforementioned films included. Each of those films generated millions of views on YouTube and proved to be huge hits with our audience.
CRYPTO is being produced, created, and co-written by Atomic Network founder, Sky Conway. Sky is a voluntarist and early Bitcoin adopter who also founded Libertopia, the world’s first conference to accept Bitcoin.
Long before founding Atomic Network, Sky Conway was a student of Gene Roddenberry (Creator of Star Trek). They spent most of their time together in Gene’s final years during the early 1990s. Gene saw the Internet peeking its head over the horizon (much like we see Crypto today) and told Sky there would be a time where we could watch media on the internet.
Now, Sky Conway’s vision of a community–owned and user–controlled Atomic Network is going to evolve streaming entertainment with the help of blockchain technology.
Atomic Network aims to be the community-driven Netflix of Techies, Trekkies, Geeks and Gamers, where you can consume high-quality films and shows, buy/trade/sell on our marketplace, and get funding and an audience (distribution) for your own content.
This isn’t your father’s TV network. Our decentralized, blockchain-based platform will enable P2P streaming of content, novel interactive experiences, and the collaboration of our community of creatives. Unlike traditional TV networks, Atomic Network’s audience won’t just be passive observers but a vital part of the decision making and content creation process. Community involvement drove the success of our previous projects and `will be the life blood of this project as well. Who’s behind CRYPTO? You are.
The production of CRYPTO is very near and dear to the hearts of the team at Atomic Network. Not only do we find the story thrilling and captivating, we truly believe in the potential of cryptocurrency to radically improve our world. We believe cryptocurrency is a fundamental component of the foundation of a more free, just, and abundant world. It is our hope that after watching the film, even those previously unfamiliar with the world of cryptocurrency will feel the same.
In fact, we’re so passionate about blockchain technology, we’ve based our platform around it in order to harness the benefits of decentralization, peer-to-peer streaming, and community participation.
We’ll feel it’s a story that must be told by true believers and enthusiast like us, since most of the films on the subject focus on money laundering or other pejorative and fear monger concerns rather than tell the story about the genius of Satoshi, Bitcoin and the peaceful revolution to free the world. Kurt Russell’s upcoming Crypto movie exemplifies the sort of cryptocurrency propaganda film we’d like to counteract.
With the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin upon us, we feel that the timing of this film could not be better. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency as a whole have proven to not just be a ‘fad’. It’s clear that the revolution Satoshi set in motion is reaching its maturity and we couldn’t be more excited to contribute to the major cultural shift that is about to happen.
We believe in the power of individuals who come together, in passionate belief of an ideal and a project and achieve together. It’s decentralization at its best. Bitcoin works because it is decentralized and taps into the millions who are now crypto-enthusiasts. So, it only makes sense that the production of this film captures those values. In our past successful film crowdfunds, this mentality has proven to resonate with our audience and be a critical pillar in our film’s success. Star Trek: Renegades is a perfect example of how our crowdfunding and crowd-sourced creativity catalyzed the success of the project. The fans not only helped with cast selection but also aided in the creative design.
Another key reason we are crowdfunding this project is because are passionate independent filmmakers not tied down to institutional studios, political correctness, or bloated budgets. We intend to keep it that way. By crowdfunding rather than seeking traditional Hollywood funding and support, we can be sure to keep the integrity of our vision and message. As experts in producing quality films at a fraction of the cost, we are we confident that this crowdfund will allow to to produce the film that crypto fans and ourselves alike, want to see. By participating in this crowdfund, you’re helping the underdog tell the story Hollywood is too afraid to.
The film is set to be released in May of 2019 commencing the 10th Anniversary of Bitcoin.
On the day of the release or the day before, premiere events will take place in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, London and other major cities to be announced soon.
The money will go primarily towards the production and delivery of perks and film pre-production cost. This includes: the securing of rentals, props, permits, and locations as well as hiring crew, script, set design, wardrobe design, marketing materials, producer fees and the auditioning of cast.
Of course, this crowdfund represents the best way to contribute to cause. However, Atomic Networks previous projects, such as Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and Star Trek Renegades were made possible through the collaboration and contribution of our audience. Not only were those projects crowdfunded, they tapped into the creative energies and resources of our fans. This project will be no different.
In fact, CRYPTO will be the first project to utilize many features of the new Atomic Network platform. We’re excited to reveal details soon, so stay tuned.
REVOLUTIONARY SUPPORTER REWARD: Thanks for joining Satoshi’s peaceful revolution! Every contribution helps and we appreciate your support.
UNLIMITED STREAMER REWARD: You’ll get to stream the film as much as you want in 4K or HD before it is available for the public purchase, and for 90 days after it has been released to the public.
ENTHUSIAST REWARD: Receive an exclusive Commemorative DVD with behind the scenes footage.
BLU-RAY REWARD: Receive an exclusive Commemorative BLU-RAY with behind the scenes footage.
PHOTOGRAPHER REWARD: Receive an awesome autographed photo of the CRYPTO cast. This level also includes unlimited streaming of the film.
COLLECTOR REWARD: You’ll receive a stunning gold plated commemorative coin inspired by Satoshi and the 10th Anniversary of Bitcoin. This level also includes unlimited streaming of the film.
DECORATOR REWARD: Get an awesome mini-poster autographed by cast. This level also includes an exclusive commemorative BluRay or DVD and unlimited streaming of the film.
SUPER FAN REWARD: Receive a mini-poster autographed by 5 of the stars and the CRYPTO T-Shirt. This level also includes a commemorative coin, exclusive commemorative BluRay or DVD, and unlimited streaming of the film.
SPECTACULAR SATOSHI REWARD: Honor Satoshi and receive a special thank you in CRYPTO’s end credits. This level also includes a mini-poster autographed by 5 stars, a commemorative coin, an exclusive commemorative BluRay or DVD, and unlimited streaming of the film.
PREMIER GUEST REWARD: You’ll receive 2 invitations to the CRYPTO premiere event and get VIP access. This level also includes a special thank you in ending credits, a mini-Poster autographed by 5 stars, a Commemorative Coin, an exclusive Commemorative BluRay or DVD, and unlimited streaming of the film. Premier dates will be in May 2019 New York / LA / Tokyo / London with more cities to be added later.
CYPHERPUNK REWARD: Be a cypherpunk in CRYPTO. You’ll appear in the film alongside real cypherpunks and receive IMDB credit. This level also includes a set visit with lunch on the set with the crew, 2 tickets to the premiere, a mini-poster autographed by 5 stars, the Commemorative Coin, an exclusive commemorative BluRay or DVD, and unlimited streaming of the filmrnrnTravel and accomodation not coveredrnrn* Approx film dates, shooting January 2019.
CO-PRODUCER: Your epic contribution will be celebrated with co-producer credits at the end of the film and on IMDB. This level also includes a Cypherpunk Role, a set visit and lunch on the set with the crew, 2 tickets to the premiere, a mini-poster autographed by 5 stars, the commemorative coin, an exclusive commemorative BluRay or DVD, and unlimited streaming of the film.
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