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Daughter of former Blockbuster CEO joins BlockbusterDAO’s core team

Entrepreneur and fitness club owner Michelle Berrard has joined the core team of BlockbusterDAO, an ambitious crypto project that’s looking to buy the ailing movie rental company in the hope of reviving it. Only Berrard has a much closer relationship with Blockbuster than most. Her late father, Steven Berrard, helped build and run the company between 1987 and 1996. He started as COO before becoming CEO in 1994, per Bloomberg. “The BlockbusterDAO project is so exciting because movies, independent films, …

A DAO wants to make Blockbuster a decentralized film streaming service

Just weeks after a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) tried to buy an original copy of the US Constitution, another historical artifact has become the target of a DAO: the defunct movie rental business Blockbuster.  The new DAO’s name is, aptly, BlockbusterDAO. According to a Twitter thread posted on December 25, BlockbusterDAO seeks to govern the Blockbuster brand and create a decentralized film streaming service out of it — with plans for movie financing and production down the road.  To achieve …