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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 Crowdfund

by kelsie cooper

  • $450,000.00

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CRYPTO

CRYPTO is amystery-thriller and heart-warming drama; a film based on 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, peer-to-peer new 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 cryptographer. 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.

PHOTOS OF THE REAL HAL FINNEY:

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 introduce us to other Revolutionary Cypherpunks, including: 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 Lambos. 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.

 


(Bios in order from left to right)

HAL FINNEY

Harold Thomas Finney II was a genius cryptographer, hired by Phil Zimmerman to work on PGP (Pretty Good Privacy), a military-grade encryption software. Hal created the world’s first digital currency system, RPOW (Reusable Proof of Work). Hal helped Satoshi Nakamoto debug Bitcoin’s code. He was the first to receive a Bitcoin transaction. In 2009, Hal was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He died in 2014.

NICK SZABO

Nick Szabo is a Blockchain and cryptocurrencies pioneer. He invented the concepts of smart contracts and the blockchain. Nick conceived of Bit Gold, a proposal for a digital currency that was a direct precursor to Bitcoin. Nick holds a computer science and a law degree.

WEI DAI

Wei Dai is a computer engineer and cypherpunk best known as creator of B-money and the developer of the Crypto++ library. B-Money contains many of the innovative digital currency concepts later used in Bitcoin, and are still utilized in the cryptocurrency world today.

PHIL ZIMMERMANN

Philip R. “Phil” Zimmermann, Jr. is the creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), the most widely used email encryption software in the world. He is also known for his work in Volp encryption protocols, notably ZRTP and Zfone. Zimmermann is co-founder and Chief Scientist of the global encrypted communications firm, Silent Circle.

TIM MAY

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.  He is the author of the Crypto Anarchist Manifesto, a call to arms to protect the people’s right to privacy in the new digital era.  He was an electronic engineer and senior scientist at Intel.  He retired in 2003.

JOHN GILMORE

John Gilmore is one of the founders of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Cypherpunks mailing list, and Cygnus Solutions. He created the alt.* hier. He is also a member of the boards of MAPS and the Marijuana Policy Project.

ROMANA MACHADO

Aka Cypherella, Romana Machado is a software developer and cryptocurrency investor from Silicon Valley. In the 1990’s she was employed by Apple and worked on The Newton, a remarkable, hand-held computer with voice-to-text capabilities far ahead of its time.

ERIC HUGHES

Eric Hughes is an American mathematician, computer programmer, and cypherpunk. He is considered one of the founders of the cypherpunk movement, along with Tim May and John Gilmore. The May/June 1993 issue of Wired featured a cover photo of three masked cypherpunks, of which Hughes was one.  On September 27, 2012, Hughes delivered the keynote address, Putting the Personal Back in Personal Computers, at the Amsterdam Crypto Party.

JUDE MILHON

Judith [Jude] Milhon, 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 elite cryptographer’s mailing list.  She also wrote for Mondo 2000, a cutting edge magazine of the day, and co-wrote the Cyberpunk Handbook. Milhon died of cancer on July 19th, 2003.

 

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 mentored by Gene Roddenberry (Creator of Star Trek). They spent most of their time together in Gene’s final year in 1991.  A few months before Gene’s passing, Sky informed him about the internet and how one day we would watch Star Trek on wireless devises like the Communicator and the PAD from he show.  Gene told Sky to “Keep the dream alive.”

Now, Sky Conway’s vision of a communityowned and usercontrolled 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 society. 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 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 feel it’s a story that must be told by true believers and enthusiasts 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 we 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 confident that this crowdfund will allow 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 tell.

 

 

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 costs and film pre-production cost.  This includes: scripts, set design, wardrobe design, the securing of rentals, props, permits, and locations as well as hiring crew,  marketing materials, producer fees and cast auditions. 

 

 

Of course, this crowdfund represents the best way to contribute to the cause.  However, Atomic Network’s 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.

 

We have carefully crafted these awesome awards especially for YOU – the CRYPTO fans that are making this all possible. Thank you for participating!

REVOLUTIONARY SUPPORTER: Thanks for joining Satoshi’s peaceful revolution!  At this level you’ll receive exclusive blog access with updates from the team on the production, special behind the scenes footage and more!

Avaialable October 15th

UNLIMITED STREAMER: 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.

This level also includes:

– Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

 

BLOCKBUSTER: Receive an exclusive Commemorative DVD with behind the scenes footage.

This level also includes:

– Unlimited streaming of the film

– Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

Available June 2019

BLU-RAY BLOCKBUSTER: Receive an exclusive Commemorative BLU-RAY with behind the scenes footage.

This level also includes:

– Unlimited streaming of the film

– Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

Available June 19

CRYPTO PAPARAZZI: Receive an awesome photo of the CRYPTO cast autographed by one cast member.

This level also includes:

– Unlimited streaming of the film

– Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

Available in May 2019

SUPER SATOSHI: You’ll receive a one of a kind Satoshi T-Shirt!

This level also includes:

– An autographed photo

– Unlimited streaming of the film

– Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

Available May 2019

 

 

CRYPTO STAR: Get an awesome mini-poster autographed by cast.

This level also includes:

– An exclusive commemorative BluRay or DVD

– Unlimited streaming of the film

– Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

 

 

 

SATOSHI COIN HODLER: You’ll receive a stunning gold color plated, commemorative challenge coin inspired by Satoshi and the 10th Anniversary of Bitcoin.  By purchasing this coin, you are identifying yourself as a member of the peaceful revolution Satoshi spawned in 2009.

This level also includes:

– A CRYPTO T-shirt

– Autographed photo

– Unlimited streaming of the film

– Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

 

HOODED HACKER: You’ll receive a one of a kind CRYPTO hoodie. 

This level also includes:

– The Satoshi Commemorative Coin

– A mini-poster autographed by 5 stars

– The CRYPTO T-shirt

– Unlimited streaming of the film

– Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

 

 

SPECTACULAR SATOSHI: Honor Satoshi and receive a special thank you in CRYPTO’s end credits.

This level also includes:

– Mini-Poster autographed by 5 stars

– Commemorative Coin

– Exclusive Commemorative BluRay or DVD

– Unlimited Streaming of the Film

– Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

 

PREMIER TICKET HODLER: 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.

This level also includes: 

– A special thank you in ending credits

– Mini-Poster autographed by 5 stars

– Commemorative Coin

– Exclusive Commemorative BluRay or DVD

– Unlimited Streaming of the Film

– Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

 

CERTIFIED CYPHERPUNK: 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 film, *travel and accommodation not covered* Approx film dates, shooting January 2019.

This level also includes: 

– A special thank you in ending credits

– Set Visit / Lunch on the Set with the crew

– 2 Tickets to Premiere

– Mini-Poster autographed by 5 stars

– Commemorative Coin

– Exclusive Commemorative BluRay or DVD

– Unlimited Streaming of the Film

– Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

CRYPTO 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:

– Cypherpunk Role

– A special thank you in ending credits

– Set Visit / Lunch on the Set with the crew

– 2 Tickets to Premiere

– Mini-Poster autographed by 5 stars

– Commemorative Coin

– Exclusive Commemorative BluRay or DVD

– Unlimited Streaming of the Film

– Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

 

 

Check out some of our past successful projects, none of which would have been possible without our passionate fans.

 

What are you waiting for?  Contribute now to get awesome rewards and be a part of the movement.

For questions or to donate more than $100,000 contact us at the form below.

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We are sorry but there are no refunds. Once you’ve made your pledge we will immediately put your money to work to make the best film possible.
We estimate CRYPTO will be released in May 2019 and will be in a position to fulfill all perks shortly thereafter. If there are any unexpected delays we promise to keep you informed.
Thank you for your generous support! And please tell all of your friends.

Rewards

$10.00 - $24.00

$10 Donation

ATOMIC SQUAD: Thanks for joining Satoshi’s peaceful revolution!  At this level you'll become a member of the Atomic Squad and receive exclusive blog access with updates from the team on the production, special behind the scenes footage and more!
4 backers

$25.00 - $69.00

$25 Donation

UNLIMITED STREAMER: 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. rn

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May, 2019

Estimated Delivery
1 backers

$70.00 - $79.00

$50 Donation + $20 Shipping

Receive an exclusive Commemorative DVD with behind the scenes footage. This level also includes:

- Unlimited streaming of the film

-Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

1 backers

$80.00 - $84.00

$60 Donation + $20 Shipping

BLU-RAY BLOCKBUSTER: Receive an exclusive Commemorative BLU-RAY with behind the scenes footage. This level also includes:

- Unlimited streaming of the film

- Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

0 backers

$85.00 - $154.00

$75 Donation + $10 Shipping

CRYPTO PAPARAZZI: Receive an awesome photo of the CRYPTO cast autographed by one cast member. This level also includes:

- Unlimited streaming of the film

- Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

2 backers

$155.00 - $154.00

$125 + $30 shipping Donation

SUPER SATOSHI: You’ll receive a one of a kind Satoshi T-Shirt! This level also includes:

- An autographed photo

- Unlimited streaming of the film

- Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

0 backers

$155.00 - $179.00

$125 + $30 shipping Donation

SUPER SATOSHI [MEMBER EXCLUSIVE]: You’ll receive a one of a kind Satoshi T-Shirt! This level also includes:

- An autographed photo

- Unlimited streaming of the film

- Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

0 backers

$180.00 - $279.00

$150 Donation + $30 Shipping

CRYPTO STAR: Get an awesome mini-poster (11" x 17" ) autographed by 5 stars from the CRYPTO cast. This level also includes:

- Unlimited streaming of the film

- Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

1 backers

$280.00 - $529.00

$250 Donation + $30 Shipping

SATOSHI COIN HODLER: You’ll receive a stunning gold plated commemorative coin inspired by Satoshi and the 10th Anniversary of Bitcoin. This level also includes:

- A CRYPTO T-shirt

- Autographed photo,

- Unlimited streaming of the film

- Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

0 backers

$530.00 - $1,029.00

$500 Donation

HOODED HACKER: You'll receive a one of a kind CRYPTO hoodie. This level also includes:

- The commemorative coin

- Autographed mini poster

- CRYPTO T-shirt

- Unlimited streaming of the film

- Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

0 backers

$1,030.00 - $2,529.00

$1,000 Donation + $30 Shipping

SPECTACULAR SATOSHI: Honor Satoshi and receive a special thank you in CRYPTO’s end credits. This level also includes:

- A mini-poster autographed by 5 stars

- Commemorative Coin

- Exclusive Commemorative BluRay or DVD

- Unlimited streaming of the film

- Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

0 backers

$2,530.00 - $9,999.00

$2,500 Donation + $30 Shipping

PREMIER TICKET HODLER: 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

- Unlimited streaming of the film.

Premier dates will be in May 2019 New York / LA / Tokyo / London with more cities to be added later.

- Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

0 backers

$10,000.00 - $99,999.00

$10,000 Donation

CERTIFIED CYPHERPUNK: 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

- Unlimited streaming of the film

Travel and accommodation not covered. Approx film dates, shooting January 2019

- Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

1 backers

$100,000.00or more

$100,000 Donation

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 special thank you in ending credits

- Set Visit / Lunch on the Set with the crew

- 2 Tickets to Premiere

- Mini-Poster autographed by 5 stars

- Commemorative Coin

- Exclusive Commemorative BluRay or DVD

- Unlimited Streaming of the Film

- Exclusive production blog access, behind the scenes footage and more

1 backers
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