Startup Uses Blockchain and Pirate Sites to Pay Filmmakers Directly
Movie industry startup White Rabbit allows people to pay for the films they watch on pirate sites. The service compensates filmmakers directly while sharing revenue pirate sites in the process. Add in a blockchain distribution model and it’s clear that the service is up with the times. Or is there such as thing as too much innovation?
When we first read about White Rabbit years ago, we initially dismissed it as yet another attempt to make pirates voluntarily pay for the content they consume.
We have seen a few of these services come and go over the years. They all failed due to a lack of support from both content creators and pirates.
That White Rabbit first sought interest from the press during the 2018 “ICO craze” didn’t help either. At the time, there was an overload of creative blockchain ideas that raised millions of dollars. Most of these are no longer around today.
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