Bitcoin, Ethereum and Other Altcoins Make Their Way to Hollywood

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin will be some of the stars on this new TV series called Cryptos. The latest project of “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly will be working both on-screen and off-screen.

Cryptocurrency Makes Its Way Into Television

Previously, I had mentioned how Snapchat launched its own show by the name of Kappa, Delta, Crypto, which by the way is still running and you can subscribe to it and watch it on the go.

But this is even bigger as Kevin Connolly, former Entourage star, has decided to launch a new TV show all based on cryptocurrency. In a conference n Miami he explained:

The thing that scares people about crypto is a lack of understanding. People like myself are still learning, but the curiosity is there.”

He also said that he be both, the actor and director. The show is still in its developmental stages.

A Show about Average Investor in Cryptocurrency

The story is kept quite simple so people could easily understand it. From all the information we were able to gather, we, right now, only know basic details of it. The TV show page on IMDB says that it will be a comedy show and is set to be released somewhere in 2019.

However, the official site explains it in bit more detail and tells us that it is based on five friends who are fighting in the highly competitive movie industry to finance their film. Demotivated by the lack of response from traditional funding sources they turn to the blockchain ecosystem. They make a decentralized film and disrupt the filming system by challenging it.

A Project of Crypto Enthusiasts

There is no surprise that this project is backed by crypto enthusiasts and it should be. If you aren’t supporting your own community then who will? The two producers backing this TV series are Jason King and Erik Sords.

King is the co-founder of the Academy School of Blockchain, an institution which is used as a token launch to raise funds. He is also the co-founder of two of the world’s first cryptocurrency-based charities.

Erik Sords, on the other hand, is an active participant of the cryptocurrency startup world. He is also the founder of Dionysia film studio in Los Angeles, “The worlds first decentralized global studio”, as he calls it.

For Connolly, it is a bit different. In  an interview with BREAKER magazine, he described it as:

These guys [Sords and King] want to bring [cryptocurrency] to the mainstream for the better of cryptocurrency. I’m just the filmmaker interested in telling cool stories and exploring cool characters. For me, it’s about relationships and friendships. That’s what people tune in to see.

The Verdict

“Cryptos” may be a turning point for the way society views cryptocurrencies. Hollywood has paid little attention to the blockchain phenomena and it is about time that they did because film and television are powerful mediums for popularizing new concepts.

Cryptos will be the true face of many investors who are not happy with the traditional system. Cryptos will be available on the most popular streaming sites such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. You can watch the amazing trailer on their website!

Soha Ali

As vanilla as it sounds, a filmmaker in the making. Soha brings the irony out of the crypto world by contributing to the Unfiltered section of BlockPublisher. Contact the editor at editor.unfiltered@blockpublisher.com

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