Guardian Circle and its CEO Mark Jeffrey were recently featured in Trust Machine, a full-length documentary feature about blockchain and the technology’s global impact. Guardian Circle is a decentralized personal safety network that alerts friends, family, and local responders if an individual signals an alert for help. The platform will allow users to stake native GUARD tokens to make alerts, which will be used to reward responders for answering calls for assistance.
Trust Machine premiered in theaters on Friday, November 16th.
On its IMDB page, Trust Machine claims to be the “first blockchain-funded, blockchain-distributed, and blockchain-focused documentary,” brought to life by SingularDTV and Futurism Studios.
The film provides an overview of blockchain and a historical context for the need for distributed ledger technology, frequently citing deceased internet activist Aaron Schwartz’s concerns with the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its impact on privacy on the internet. Camera crews also follow hacker and activist Lauri Love, detailing his extensive court battle over extradition with the US government. Lastly, the film highlights blockchain projects that are “already using the technology to change the world’ fighting income inequality, the refugee crisis and world hunger.”
In the movie, Jeffrey provided insight about the broader history of Bitcoin and blockchain, discussed his NEO-based project Guardian Circle, and the NEP-5 token sale in February of 2018 was chronicled by the film crew.
Other protagonists in the film include system architects, blockchain journalists, venture capitalist investors, musicians, and a quantum physicist.
More information about the film can be found at the link below:
Trailer for Trust Machine
When NEO News Today reached out to Jeffrey, he iterated the team has been developing updates for its Guardian Circle app v3.0, which is anticipated to be released for iOS and Android in Q1 of 2019.
In October of 2018, Guardian Circle completed the development of its API for medical alert and panic alert devices to integrate with the platform. The team will be looking to establish partnerships with alert device providers.