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Announcing The World's First Crypto-Focused Mini Series Powered By Steemit

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@ericvancewalton, @dougkarr, @the-alien and @andrarchy are thrilled to announce a brand new project made by Steemians who met through Steemit.com, “HardFork”: the first blockchain narrative mini series. A crypto-noir thriller set in a near future world where decentralized factions work to overthrow their society's Central Financial Services (the CFS, hauntingly similar to a militarized version of a certain three letter agency that we all know so well).

A Steem-Backed Professional-Grade Series

Bridging state of the art filmmaking and storytelling techniques with the underrepresented and truly fascinating landscape of blockchain in the narrative space, HardFork will evoke a detailed future forward sci-fi world in which the Steem Blockchain plays an integral part. The same story that will propel our characters through a “Golden Age of Television” style series will also subtly educate the audience on the blockchain in a highly entertaining fashion.

Fans of the series--guided by award-winning director Doug Karr, writer Eric Vance Walton and accomplished actor Christopher James Baker--will invariably become fans of Steemit.com and cryptocurrency as a whole. An ultimate byproduct in creating this narrative work will not only be to entertain, but to help incite mass adoption of cryptocurrency—encouraging awareness, understanding, and investment from the masses.

Centralized v. Decentralized Factions

The tension between decentralized and centralized factions and those seeking a middle ground will propel the protagonist, Vangelis, and the rest of our cutting edge characters through a constantly unexpected and drama-filled narrative that will cast a crypto spell and leave audiences constantly craving more.

Having assembled a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable creatives, our aim is launch HardFork in a matter of months, beginning with a trailer funded through crowdsourced marketing on Steemit, and then moving rapidly into production on the full series.

INFLUENCING CULTURE

The biggest success of a media project of this nature is if it helps magnetize a community of highly engaged fans and is seen by the widest possible audience, and we feel Steemit is the perfect platform to nurture that engagement, collaboration and springboard into the public consciousness. From there, the sky’s the limit in terms of how the HardFork Series can influence culture.

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Sundance Film Festival alum & Cannes Lion winning director Doug Karr @dougkarr has teamed with Eric Vance Walton @ericvancewalton, an acclaimed American author and Thurber Treat award winner, to craft the tumultuous and futuristic world portrayed in the HardFork Series.

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The hugely talented Christopher James Baker @bakerchristopher (Netflix’s Ozark, True Detective, The Purge Election Year) is attached to star and as a writer for the series.

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Andrew Levine @Andrarchy will serve as Executive Producer and Blockchain advisor.

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@the-alien will be a series writer and associate producer.

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@nickytothenines will be heading up growth hacking.

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Award winning Cinematographer Joe Victorine @jowvic will lens the project.

An Invitation To Collaborate

This is an exciting time for us. We’re electrified to get your feedback and invite your collaboration and involvement in what we view as a community project with potentially massive reach … but only with your help. Want to see your name in this credit block or get involved in any way, shape or form? If you’re interested in discussing opportunities around the series please feel free to reach out to us on steemit chat at our handles there: @doug.karr or @eric.walton

Thanks so much for your interest and help. We’re so excited to bring the HardFork Series to the community and to the screen and are eager to get your feedback and ideas so that we can make this the best mini series possible for our most important audience: Steemians.

Stay tuned for more, beginning with @ericvancewalton’s upcoming post, New Territory, about his work collaborating on the series so far.

We'd love it if people posted about their ideas on Steemit using the #hardforkseries tag, we just want to point out that in order to avoid any liability that we will be assuming everything posted within that tag is intended to be a derivative work of the HardFork series and so the HardFork team cannot be liable for any apparent similarities between the content and the final product.

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Good grief, this sounds utterly splendid! Great dudes behind it and I look forward to the results. Writing is key. I have high hopes!

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Hell yeah!!! This sounds sweet. Can't wait. I see a lot of garbage pushed recently as "the next True Blood" or the new blablabla and it all falls flat.

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Thanks @meesterboom! We're doing our best to create a truly unique and captivating series. I hope you will like it!

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I am absolutely sure it will be a winner!

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Oh yeah! This sounds amazing!!

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How are you going to monetize it?

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@spacemonkey, muchas gracias!!

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God I miss True Blood!

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@meesterboom - you are a GOOD man ! WoW @hardfork-series - you have a dream team for the ages set to take this project to the moon and beyond !! Best of luck in your efforts


Rock On @the-alien

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Thank you @lanceman! We'll do our best! :)

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Thanks follow me

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you are doing nice work

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your serious?

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Thank you, @lanceman! We appreciate your support!

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I just can agree! very nice idea! Steemit will rule!!!

Keep up the good Work!

Thank for posting!

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I used that gif a week ago in one of my posts LOL.

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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I hope to vote and flow to help

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To say frankly, I am replying literally for your upvote. As I am a newbie, what else is important than upvotes and steempower.

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That is important, however I think you will find that you are best employed to find better ways of getting those other than saying. Can I have?

Although there is a part of me that admires yours honesty :0)

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10/10 would see Hard Fork. Supporting you guys all the way.

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haha nice!

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Oh, that's a good one.

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Haha! Nice one

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This phrase can't go with the wind! It would be great to see it used it when they launch. It's genius!

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I agree!

Awesome! If you need another writer please let me know, I have stories published around the world and have been paid pro rates.

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Fantastic @whatageek, it would be great to get you involved! Hit us up on Steemit chat and we can chat further.

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We'd love it if people contributed to the world-building by posting their ideas on steemit.com to the hardforkseries tag, we just want people to be aware that we will assume that anything posted within that tag is intended to be a derivative work of the Hardfork Series. But we'd love to see everyone's ideas and be happy to add to the team!

Holy shit! I already can't wait to see it!

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That's what I like to hear!

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This kicks so much ass that they are going to need to bring in more ass to kick!

I don't know what to say. I'll start with congratulations! Then Thank You! Then go get 'em!

In case you can't tell, I'm a wee bit excited. I think I just piddled.

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Haha you are so kind Brian! We'll do our best and try not to disappoint. We'll try to take this to a create something new and refreshing :)

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haha best comment ever

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Thanks so much @hanshotfirst! Amazing!

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Lol! Thanks for the kind words and for making me laugh with your comment. We can't wait to share more about this with you all!

Definite viral potential! Great to see you guys coming together to create such a cool project.

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That's the hope!

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You're glad to meet them, are you glad to meet me @donkeypong :)

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We certainly hope so! I really appreciate your support!

What an amazing suprise @ericvancewalton! haha
I've followed and I can't wait for what is to come.
Good Luck with @hardfork-series

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Thank you @arckrai!

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Much appreciated! 😊

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Thank you @arckrai!

holy guacamole, , , pass the popcorn !!

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Let's get popin'!

This sounds like an incredible series ! Can't wait to read more

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More to come!

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I am looking forward !

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Thanks, we can't wait to share more!

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You are one of my all time favourite authors , as you know by now :)

This is very exciting!

Let me know if I can help at all from a writing/editing point of view. Great work, guys.

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Glad you feel that way Wade!

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Thanks Wade! We're all excited :)

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Thank you, Wade!

Very intriguing. Hope you will blog about the production right from writing to post-production!

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You always have a smart feedback Sen! We will be posting updates yes :)

It's gonna be so exciting!

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We will indeed @liberosist! We'll be chronicling the process and getting the community all the way through. Thanks so much!

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Thanks! The team members plan on doing occasional posts about the project from our own unique perspectives as well as chronicling the progress. It should be a lot of fun and, hopefully, will pave the way for similar projects.

This looks so promising I’m speechless.

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That's what I like to hear!

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Thank you! I'm so glad you see the potential.

wow , really big names involed. I look forward to this

Oh my goodness, how exciting! And a fantastic team driving this project, I can't wait to see how this develops.

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Glad you think so! If you're interested in doing some related art work we should chat!

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I'm very interested in that. I'm already doing some cryptoart so I'm open to ideas. I'll PM you soon.

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I'm excited to see what you come up with!

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Can't wait to see wha for you do @opheliafu! Love your work.

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Good to know, thank you!

Wondering if you need any social media influencer marketers to promote this :)

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Absolutely! Let's chat about it.

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Thanks @stackin! That sounds very interesting :)

Very cool! Definitely looking forward to this. I really do hope it hits a high level of quality so the show itself will be the hook and Steemit / cryptocurrency will be an after thought. Following to stay posted.

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Glad you like it Luke! There's no doubt we can make a professional quality series. @dougkarr has 3 Cannes Lions for directing!!! The only question is HOW BIG and awesome we can make it, so the more support they can get the better it will be!

Oh this is so my cup of tea. The basic premise if freaking awesome. I look forward to what y'all come up with and any help we can give you to support the endeavor we should.

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The story is already coming together amazingly well. You will not be disappointed!

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I'm beyond excited about this screenplay! I promise it's not like anything that has been done before.

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Looking forward to it. I'd offer my help on the script but it doesn't sound like you need it. Keep us posted on your progress.

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PLEASE feel free to create any derivative work you like using the tag #hardforkseries. We'd love to see your ideas and want this community to be an integral part of the production. Good ideas are ALWAYS welcome, regardless of how confident we are in the writer.

Man, I have been waiting on this, like I was waiting on your last book EVW!!!

The wait has been painful, just like with any other Hard Fork that we deal with in the Crypto Life LOL

I am wishing only great things come of this -- for everyone.

I think it will help onboard the masses!!

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That's the goal! Well the first goal is to craft and amazing story and build a compelling world, but THAT will onboard the masses!

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Sweet.

I have been in touch with @ericvancewalton a whole lot over the months here and more offline, / outside of Steemit.... he is a great human being and #Steembassador.

We need to find a way to work the Wonder Beagle of his Amstel into this LOL

#CryptoDog

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Thank you for the kind words, Barry! I think this has the potential to become an actual "movement" inciting mass adoption of crypto. Our goal, first and foremost, is to entertain in a smart and engaging way but if it sparks mass adoption all the better! Lol.

All I can say is "WOW"!!! I can't wait to see where this goes! :)

Feel free to call me up for a role :=)

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Wouldn't love to see your reel @lasseehlers!

Epic idea! Really cool stuff, guys. I'll be defininitely watching :-)

Where can I get that hair cut?

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Haha coming soon! In a hair salon near you ;)

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Haha, I only imagine that moment, walking in there and asking for "one Steemit Iroquois, please" 😆 Great @the-alien!

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Thanks, @surfermarly! Glad we got your attention! I accidentally give myself that haircut with a Flowbee once when I was younger. Lol.

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Haha OMG! I think we all had some hair accidents in the past, but yours seems to be... special. Hope you didn't get hurt!

Wow that is so cool!!! I am watching Ozark for the moment and was thinking to check on steemit and I found this post with this great news.

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So good right?!

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This will make Steemit so much more popular and more people will be joining. That is so cool Steem will go to the moon. Thanks for doing this my best regards to the whole crew and keep us updated :)

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That's the plan!

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That is so awesome c ya soon :)

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Yes very good can't wait to see it I am a big series junkie and a big crypto enthusiast. Damn you have even Christopher Baker on board I love Ozark, True Detective and Gotham wish you guys all the best and again I can't wait to see it . Have a lovely day ⓁⓄⓥⒺ & ⓁⒾⒼⒽⓉ

This is pure fire and lit. I can't believe i said it ,but i actually got really excited reading about this. Very excited to follow this project and you have my follow and my upvote. Very amazing stuff and ideas so pumped i want to scream.....

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Yes! That's what we're aiming for. Everyone on the team is extremely excited about the potential of this project and we hope to make that infection contagious. This post is just the beginning, and even the HardFork series itself is just the beginning, but in order to have a big impact we understand how important it is to nail this mini-series and make it as viral and compelling as possible.

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thx very much for the reply really appreciate it. People being real on social media I love the engagement.

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We really appreciate your enthusiasm, man! This, really, is a community effort and has the power to be something so much larger. Thank you!

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thx for the reply Still getting the hang of steemit myself glad i stumbled upon this.

I must say this is very exciting! I can't wait to hear more about it!

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It is indeed! We'll keep you updated :)

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Thanks, we're all so pumped about it. Updates are soon to come!

Wish I can be a part of this!

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Anyone can be a part by posting derivative work/ideas to the tag #hardforkseries and we're working on even more ways to allow people to get more involved. We're blown away by the level of excitement! So follow along with @hardfork-series and we'll be sure to provide regular updates including new ways for people to get involved.

Television is a powerful way to influence the minds of people, this is a cool way to get blockchains and cryptocurrency more spotlight!

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That's exactly what we're thinking!

May the literary gods of fiction shine bright on this project ;)

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Thank you! Our muses have been keeping us up at night and have been very gracious with their ideas. 😊

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Thanks buddy!

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Haha thank you @prufarchy!

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Thanks for your awesome blessings @prufarchy!

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Amen..........I've always had the feelings that Steemit Is gonna send them all packing (other social platforms), and since conceiving this feeling, I have always prayed along with steemians like you that any of such projects should record untold success. Steemit is going great and I Will surely become great with it.

Wow @hardfork-series
This team is just splendid. Fascinating work behind. Very nicely composed article describing about crypto focused mini series. @dougkarr and @ericvancewalton pile up a superb team. The rest of the guys are worth mentioning. The writing of @bakerchristopher coupled with production of @Andrarchy , @the-alien and growth hacking of @nickytothenines and camera work of @jowvic :) Can't ask for a better combination than this. Well done guys... Keep up the good work... Best wishes to #hardforkseries

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We very much appreciate it! Thanks!

That's cool!

Qué buenas noticias me da mucho gusto lo que está pasando.

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Maravilloso escuchar! ¡Esperamos entregar! Exención de responsabilidad: Escribí esto con la ayuda de Google Translate. Jajaja

Amazing,I will reestem this @hardfork-series

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Thank you for your support of the project!

This is awesome. I am huge fan of sci-fi series. I believe we could make this work.

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We have a good team and an awesome community of individuals. I have really high hopes!

very very cool, so great to see such talent coming together to have so much fun creating together!! count on my support all the way through!

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Your support is very much appreciated Ruth! If you can think of a way you'd like to contribute please post about it and include the harforkseries hashtag! Hope you are well!

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I'll think about how I can contribute beyond upvoting and sharing...thank you for mentioning this!

wowo this seams like its going to be really awesome!

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It will be awesome........ I know

wow somehow this overwhelming .. like a full glass of water am just sipping on top of it before I lift up ;P

Super cool! Hope it works!

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Well structured projects coupled with availability of intellectuals have always worked.........crypto intellectuals like @ericvancewalton, @dougkarr, @the-alien and @andrarchy. I sure believe this project will also benefit me on completion

Thinking about how I can help. In any case, this reminds me of what I was doing just right before I joined Steem last year, so I want to drop this here first as it seems relevant:-

https://www.reddit.com/r/etherpunk/comments/4itxzr/probable_major_theme_decentralization_vs/

https://www.reddit.com/r/etherpunk/comments/4iowlc/first_draft_for_dao_setup/

https://www.reddit.com/r/etherpunk/

It was a subreddit that fizzled out within a week. Maybe a good time for a revisit.

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You know where to find me. Obviously your perspective and thoughts would be of massive value to the production :)

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I second that!!

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Yeah Kevin is as knowledgeable as he is skilled. I second that as well.

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We would welcome your help!

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@ericvancewalton please how can minnows be of help? Because am loving the project already.. Be detailed

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Thanks for the interest! Minnows can help most by supporting the posts within Steemit by upvoting and resteeming. We're raising much of our funding through the upvotes of the posts themselves. Also, if you have outside social media accounts with Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook it would be great to share links with your followers there. I hope that helps. We're also open to any of your ideas on how you can help promote the project. Please let me know if you have any other questions at all!

:)) Im definitely gonna watch the Hardfork narrative series and really hope it has a good ending!:)

Wow this sounds amazing! Hope you open it up so lots of steemers can get in on this creatively somehow.

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Absolutely! Everyone is already free to produce any derivative content to the #hardforkseries tag and we will check that regularly.

superb idea!

Thanks for post sir.
I enjoyed on your post. Because im newbie plz give me some dollar gegegegege

I will try hard on this netwokk.
And i will post some article and get some dollar too.
This right? Or wrong?

This is awesome. Nice work guys!

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Thank you Jason!!

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Thank you!

Well... can't wait....

looking forward to this astonishing project, really brilliant mind people is on Steemit Ecosystem

It's awesome and inspiring to see so much talent come together for a project like this, and it being tied into steemit makes it that much sweeter. Is this the future? I think so! Thanks for sharing with us!

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Thanks a lot for the kind words! We'll do our best to produce something beautiful.

Great and awesome idea! is there a way to participate from Mexico!

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Sure, feel free to post any ideas you might have on steemit.com with the tag #hardforkseries, we'd love to see everyone's ideas and empower you all to help craft the HardFork world, just be aware we will assume that anything posted to that tag is intended to be a derivative work of the HardFork Series. Glad you like the idea!

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Sounds great I will think about it and post some ideas!

This sounds like an interesting series. I really the the entire Centralized and Decentralized factions. There's many ideas that race through my head about this. Will love to submit my thoughts on it for collaborations soon.

I know it's been over done before in dividing two parties like this in film or stories. Such as Montague and Capulate. I would love to see a fresh take on this is it's not so apparent of political bias. I would be interested in seeing the benefits of each side and how they try to work for something better rather then just hate towards each other. This will be a bit of a task and I think your team will be up for it.

::waiting in excitement::

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These sound like great ideas! Feel free to put your thoughts in a steemit post with the tag #hardforkseries, we just want people to be aware that we will assume that anything posted to that tag is intended as a derivative work of the HardFork series.

Are you seriously kidding me right now? How awesome is this?

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Glad you think so! We're super excited about it. We really think we can knock this out of the park and potentially expose millions of people to the blockchain, Steemit.com, and Steem, in an exciting and inspiring way.

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I have no doubt!

Amazing! Every project which can help with cryptocurrencies promoting is really important. I feel it will be something great :) I can't wait :) Upvote of course :)

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I agree! While Steem and Steemit are going to play a big roll I think all of us are interested in spreading the word about blockchains and cryptocurrency more generally. There are lots of great projects out there that will (hopefully) have a massive impact on the future we plan on depicting.

Many of my favourite people from steemit working together in a project!! That is really exciting!!

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Thank you @gargon! We can't wait to share more.

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Gracias Manu!!

Nice idea, a definite viewer here. It would be good to have some subtle 'product placement' of cryptos through the show, nothing intrusive or story distracting.
I think you could get a lot of grass roots publicity/fandom that way.

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It's funny you mention that ... ;)

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For example of the protagonists need some supercomputing done they could be seen to be using BOINC/Gridcoin.
Or if they need an offgrid hideout powered by solar panels you could weave in SolarCoin.

Is this serious @hardfork-series? It sounds amazing. My vote is for Dystopian/1984/Brave New World with cryptography/math/futurism #hardforkseries

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Dont know if you need some music, i am about to post some catchy steemit revolution songs, feel free to find some good musicians to twist them around and use them, fantastic project!

I upvoted you (my contribution) but wouldn't it be cool to try and create the concept art for the characters... I know there are so many more skilled artists here than me, but I would love to give it a try. Hmmm got me thinking. This has a huge potential to build Steemit! I may try contacting on Steem chat!

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Do it! We'd love to have Steemians participate in the process. If people would like to post derivative work for the series they should do so to the tag #hardforkseries

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Please do reach out @granblock!

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