Beyond conventional routines like checking Gmail, getting sports updates, visiting The Playlist (of course) and watching the latest cat videos, there are corners of the web where technology is advancing faster than the law can keep up with it. This is territory that Alex Winter explores in his documentary “Deep Web.” After premiering earlier this year at SXSW, hitting a string of festivals and launching on EPIX, the film arrives this week on VOD ,and we’ve got an exclusive deleted scene.
For his doc, Winter explores the people behind the black market site Silk Road and Bitcoin, the internet currency that enabled untraceable transactions to take place on the site, often involving drugs and other illegal material. In this scene, the debate unfolds about whether or not Bitcoin really would have taken off like it did without Silk Road providing an avenue for the currency to be processed at high volumes.
“Deep Web” hits iTunes and VOD on September 1st, with a deluxe version available on the official website. Watch the scene below.