How does Vitalik Buterin’s film look like Alice in Wonderland?

Key facts:
  • The film’s producers raised $ 1.9 million in just three days.

  • Aya Miyaguchi, director of the Ethereum Foundation sees this blockchain as an Infinite Garden.

To the movie Alice in Wonderland, whose plot unfolds when Alice leaves the house and enters a garden in which the flowers speak, competition with the documentary arises Ethereum: the infinite garden. This film, as the name suggests, is about the smart contract network developed by Vitalik Buterin.

Information about the project was released on July 14, 2021 on the Ethereum Film website. According to the publication, the film, scheduled for release in 2023, will present Ethereum as “an infinite garden”.

The celluloid plot will show the blockchain as a “decentralized ecosystem with soil, plants and insects” (much like the novel written by Lewis Carrol). The idea, by presenting Ethereum like this, is to show that it is the opposite of”a machine controlled by a central brain”. To Aya Miyaguchi, Executive Director of the Ethereum Foundation, he is credited with the idea of raising this blockchain as an infinite garden.

For the staging, the film’s producers developed a funding campaign ,which is “officially closed”. Their goal was to get 750 ethers (ETH), but they managed to collect in three days the sum of 1,035. 96 ETH, which is equivalent to USD 1.9 million. This was achieved through 662 sponsors, under inform the creators through the Twitter account of the project.

The film’s website offers a thank you to the collaborators and an invitation to a discussion group at Discord: “Thank you to everyone who contributed and congratulations to our producers. Be sure to join the private debate about the film, where we’ll post details about the film’s credits along with updates.”

As a way to attract more financiers, producers they offered rewards for participation, establishing several levels.

“We’re thinking of delivering a series of NFT’s Infinite Garden linked to selected credits in the film.” For this they have thought of the digital artist pplpleasr, who describes herself on her website as a 3D creator influenced by anime, video games, music underground and traditional Asian art.

Ethereum: the infinite garden reward to financiers

As a reward for his collaboration with the film, major film funders will receive non-expendable tokens (NFT) credits will be published during the screening of the film according to its classification:

Whoever has the first place among the collaborators of the film, will have in the film “the credit of executive producer”. The second place will be occupied by the “executive co-producer” and the third place will be for the “contributing producer”.

4 sponsors will also be selected from a group of 20, whose names will be included in the “Infinite Thank You” section of the film’s credits.

While the Bloom Level will be unlocked, by purchasing the Bloom NFT for 1 ETH. It was determined that the names of the people who acquire this token will be included in the section dedicated to “special thanks” in the credits of the film.

As well established Outbreak Level, which will be available for contributions above 5 ETH. Their names will be included in the “Mirror” Crowdfund Backer ” in the film credits.

For his part, the Seed Level will be dedicated to all collaborators. For them, there will be a mention of appreciation on the film’s website and access to a private chat to discuss the film, where regular updates about the film and its recording process will be shared.

The film portal explains how the funds raised for the production of the film will be distributed:

95% of the budget will go to celluloid production, a 2% will go to the compensation of the carbon footprint through donations to the foundation and the remaining 3% will be given as Gitcoin grants, which will allow to support Ethereum’s open source projects. “All proceeds distributed to the production budget of the film will go directly to the hard costs of making the film.”

The film is scheduled to be released in winter 2023. Source: ethereumfilm.mirror.

The journey to Ethereum 2.0 will be recorded in the film

As referred to at the beginning of the article, the film portal notes that the idea of the infinite garden was conceptualized by Aya Miyaguchi, the executive director of the Ethereum Foundation. It was inspired by the book by James P. Carse Finite and infinite games.

In this regard, the website of Vitalik Buterin’s film adds the following:

After the high-risk journey to upgrade the platform, “Ethereum: The Infinite Garden” is a documentary feature that explores the innovative real-world applications of the Ethereum blockchain, the staunch community of enthusiasts and developers, and its creator, Vitalik Buterin, whose vision is that the Internet has the potential to change the world.

By the release date of the film, which is scheduled for winter 2023, it is possible, by some estimates, that already there has been a merger between the current blockchain and network version 2.0. If so, the journey from ETH1 to ETH2 would be recorded in the film.

Within the Ethereum community there is a high expectation about blockchain 2.0. As Crypto News has reported, it is expected, among other things, an increase in network scalability, higher speed and a deflationary currency.

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