November 22 is the birthday of Viktor O. Pelevin, one of the finest and most intriguing Russian writers of our time; whose books have gained a worldwide following and translated into many languages. He is known not only for his extraordinary literary talent, quenchless thirst for research and subtly sarcastic irony, but also for his incredible insight and foresight. His novels are often prophetic and always ahead of their time.

Recall the 3D politicians from “Generation P” (published in 1998, the film version, directed by Viktor Ginzburg, was released in 2011) — or the legions of women used as surrogates…


Last week was a disaster for crypto investors. We all heard the joke about a coma induced guy waking up in 2030 to hear the nurse saying that Bitcoin is still $6,400. Well, this is no longer applicable (and definitely not funny); the market, led by The Digital Father went down by good 30% with some coins losing 50% or more.

There was no clear explanation for the turmoil. Some, like respected Bloomberg, blame another round of US SEC attempts to defraud the market by opening yet another investigation against ICO operators and decentralized exchanges. …


We are happy to bring you the good news: Bablos campaign is gaining pace again! As of today, the total amount raised has exceeded €1.17mn with 92 investors from all over the world contributing. Bablos fundraising initiative becomes truly international; the movie and the token is discussed in three language communities: Russian, Spanish and English, so feel free to join these chatrooms to discuss the most recent news and the project developments. It is interesting to see Empire V being features in reviews in different languages, like Polish (Antiradio review).

Separately, big announcement was made during the Saint Petersburg Blockchain…


Big news from the investment front! Bablos team senior representatives spoke at the Saint Petersburg Blockchain Life 2018 forum, one of the biggest crypto and DLT events on the year in Russia. Producers Ivan Zassoursky and Maria Kapralova presented the project to the event’s jury.

“The Bablos token represents a unique investment opportunity previously not available for crypto investors. Token holders will be entitled to a proportional distribution of the movie’s box office, and expectations are quite high as Empire V will be aired with 1,000+ copies in Russia alone. …


By Nadezhda Seryozhkina, MIR 24 (source)

The new vampire fantasy, Empire V, will hit movie screens at the end of 2019. This adaptation of the novel by Victor Pelevin will be the second movie on general release by the American-Russian director, Victor Ginzburg. The first was Generation P, also from a novel by Pelevin and released in 2011.

The new movie features young stars of Russian music and cinema, Oxxxymiron and Pavel Tabakov, as well as Vera Alentova, Victor Verzhbitsky and Vladimir Dolinsky. …


From crowdfunding to crowd-investing, or How the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of the movie “Empire V” is changing the film industry

Film industry is not only a sweet heaven with red carpets, but also a harsh business world which is shared by major producer studios. They decide what to launch into production and what will millions of people watch. It is to be changed very soon.

No one is interested in money itself anymore. As the character Wee Vova from Victor Pelevin’s book “Generation P” used to say: “There is no dough behind the dough, right? …


Victor Ginzburg’s Empire V, an adaptation of the novel by Victor Pelevin, is the first major movie ever to be funded using crypto investments.

Movie director Victor Ginzburg

The ICO funding campaign reached its soft cap on September 1st — the first day of sales of the tokens, which are called “Bablos” after a key theme in the book and movie. This unlocked the smart-contract, allowing Kvadrat production company to shoot another 15 percent of the movie in September, bringing the total completion rate to 85 percent.

“Crypto investments meant that we were able to shoot half of what remained to be done in…


On September 5, Kvadrat film production company held a press conference dedicated to the ICO campaign for Victor Ginzburg’s movie “Empire V”, an adaptation of the novel by Victor Pelevin. The purpose of the Bablos token ICO is not just to raise additional funds for the final stage of filming and post-production, but also to become pioneers in trying a new model of open investments in film production.

Director Victor Ginzburg, producers Ivan Zassoursky and Maria Kapralova, ICO-producer Andrey Mogin, and Peter Darakhvelidze, the director of the international system WebMoney Transfer development, took the questions from the press. …

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ICO campaign to support the film adaptationa of the EMPIRE V novel by Victor Pelevin

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