Crypto featured in one more Hollywood movie: path to becoming mainstream?
Over the years, cryptocurrency has been weaving its way into American culture through movies, television shows, music and social media. These mass media outlets are no stranger to the marketing efforts of crypto. According to CCN, the feature of cryptocurrency in television shows dates back to 2012 with shows such as “The Good Wife,” “The Simpson,” “House of Cards,” “NCIS LA,” and “Supernatural.”
In recent news, cryptocurrency is set to make two movie premieres. According to Hollywood Reporter, a movie entitled “Crypto” about money laundering is currently in production. In addition, the Coen Brothers are reportedly working on a movie about Ross Ulbricht, the creator of an infamous crypto dark web marketplace called Silk Road, shut down by the FBI in 2013, which also led to Ulbricht’s felony conviction.
The infiltration of cryptocurrency into American culture continued this past October. Actor, Johnny Depp, along with the hip-hop artist, Soulja Boy publicly promoted the use of crypto. For instance, Soulja Boy released a song entitled “Bitcoin” and Johnny Depp signed a deal with a social media company that used tokens to raise $575 million.
However, cryptocurrency biggest break in show biz is arguably SAFE Network’s feature in Wreck-it-Ralph. The company’s feature in the animated movie was a shock to many movie critics. Maidsafe reportedly stated,
“Most excitingly, this isn’t something that we’ve worked on directly within the team. It may have organically come out of our connections with the Silicon Valley HBO series 5.”