LOS ANGELES, Calif. – May 29, 2020 – Open Source Money, a groundbreaking documentary series about the rise of Disney-incubated blockchain company, Dragonchain, and the global evolution of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, is set to premiere on Discovery Science Channel starting July 4.
Produced by Vision Tree Media, Open Source Money is the first series to be fully financed through cryptocurrency with a series budget over $1 million and a premiere on cable broadcast television.
The 5-part documentary series features the untold, heroic story of Dragonchain, a US-based blockchain technology company launched in 2017 that fueled public interest in cryptocurrency worldwide.
Each episode highlights major contributors in the cryptocurrency revolution, including notable figures Patrick Byrne, Brock Pierce, Joe Roets, and companies the likes of Disney, Facebook and more.
Open Source Money is executive produced by Benjamin Gerry and J.D. Seraphine of Vision Tree Media, who is also producing the film Atari in partnership with Leonardo DiCaprio’s company, Appian Way.
J.D. Seraphine, Founder of Vision Tree, said: “We believe that bringing the Open Source Money documentary series to Discovery Science Channel is significant because it’s the first crypto-funded project to launch on a worldwide cable network, and also because we’re launching with a channel dedicated to innovative breaking news in the worlds of science and technology. Discovery Science’s tech curious audience is the perfect fit for our series, and we’re looking forward to how audiences respond.”
Vision Tree developed Raiinmaker, a mobile app platform that will empower and reward audiences to share Open Source Money with their social networks to expand the reach of the series and draw in thousands of more viewers.
By connecting media projects with passionate social media influencers, Raiinmaker provides an opportunity for exponentially faster growth in profits for networks and simultaneously increases audience loyalty.
About Vision Tree Media
Vision Tree creates maximum positive impact and is leading a world paradigm shift through cutting-edge Media and Technology. The company develops and finances a slate of creatively dynamic and commercially viable media properties that have the potential to garner awards and breakout at the box office. In television, Vision Tree is working with partners to build an Unwired Network of Worldwide Distribution that brings together major traditional Network Broadcast companies with short and long form Digital Platform Distribution. In technology, Vision Tree is amongst the early pioneers in applying Blockchain Technology to Media projects and has strategic investments in new proprietary systems that will revolutionize the entertainment industry. The company’s core mission is to awaken the masses, inspire solutions based collaboration, and transform humanity’s unfolding story through Social Action Entertainment.
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About Science Channel
Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc. is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as MYTHBUSTERS, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. Science Channel’s programming also includes timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 63 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel’s popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.