In a bid to push Bitcoin into the mainstream, Billions mentioned Bitcoin yet again in another episode of the American hit TV drama series. Last week, American writer Ben Mezrich teased the crypto community on Twitter by revealing Bitcoin will get a mention in the following episode of the popular TV show.
Bitcoin is the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Basically, Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that runs through blockchain, meaning Bitcoin has no central administrator. Besides, Bitcoin can be sent from user to user via the P2P Bitcoin Network without need for third parties.
Billions mentioned Bitcoin twice in a month
The third episode of season five of the hit series is staged around the cut-throat hedge fund billionaire Axelrod’s son, Gordie, getting dismissed from school for running an illicit Bitcoin mining farm using the school’s power grid. As a result of his illicit mining operation, the school’s power grid crashes and Gordie gets expelled by the principal.
Some part of the cryptocurrency community criticized the Bitcoin Billionaires author for his alleged pessimistic depiction of Bitcoin. However, Ben responded by warning the critics that he is creating ‘baby steps’ towards mainstream adoption.
Earlier in the month, Billions mentioned Bitcoin in the premiere of season five. In reality, Bitcoin mining among students is not a fiction. Back in 2018, Stanford University students were cautioned against using the institution’s power grid for individual financial gains.
TV shows driving Bitcoin adoption
The world’s most popular cryptocurrency has found its way into several TV shows recently. The Good Wife was reportedly the first TV show to mention Bitcoin back in 2012,followed by popular TV animation show The Simpsons in 2013. The Family Guy and Silicon Valley in 2014 are. also among the notable shows to positively feature Bitcoin.
There are several other TV shows that can be added to the list but the above mentioned are the notable ones. Furthermore, the majority of the shows treated Bitcoin like a joke as others such as Silicon Valley tried to enlighten the world on its intrinsic value.