Bitcoin Billionaries author Ben Mezrich participated in the team behind the screenplay for the popular Netflix series BillionsThis was announced by the co-creator of the series, Brian Koppelman. It seems that Bitcoin will have several outstanding appearances in one of the most popular shows on Showtime and Netflix.
Billions (2016) is an original Netflix series set in the United States Business and power. Protagonist Bobby Axelrod is a major investor, head of a hedge fund that we accompany on his adventures against power, embodied by prosecutor Chuck Rhoades. This will be his fifth season.
Mezrich’s participation was featured on one Question session Koppelman has on Twitter where a user asked for evidence of the “crypto” ecosystem.
Although he did not respond directly to these references, Koppelman indicated that the author Bitcoin Billionaries has included their ideas in the script. “Note: Ben Mezrich helped us write the season,” wrote Koppelman, without going into more detail.
The author himself made this clear with a simple contribution:
Billions + Bitcoin = more billions !!!!!! https://t.co/TudRLkBqG4
– Ben Mezrich (@benmezrich) May 3, 2020
It is not the first time that cryptocurrencies appear on billions. As a matter of fact In the trailer for the season premiere we could already see a cameo in a mine farm with hundreds of ASICs. Axelrod also received money from his right hand in “crypto” with a cold wallet that was very similar to a ledger.
Billions start with Bitcoin. pic.twitter.com/9xLMkXmZZx
– Crypto Godfather 教父 (@CryptoGodfatha) May 4, 2020
There are other series and films related to Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and markets in general. This is the case of C.Rypto, Mr. Robot, Altered Carbon, The Big Short, Bank Bitcoinamong other things, where the issue of cryptocurrencies and the logic of Wall Street and the markets in general have an impact.
It should be said that the premiere of billions with its traces of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies coincides with a hype that sparked interest in the creation of Satoshi Nakamoto as a result of the halvingThis is a process by which the issuance of new BTCs will be halved and will take about 7 days from the date of writing this note.