Bestselling creator of “The Unintentional Billionaires” Ben Mezrich is poised to deliver a crypto savvy aptitude to the hit U.S. TV present “Billions.”
In a tweet printed on July 22, Mezrich quipped he was “taking the Acela straight to Hollywood, child!” and becoming a member of as a consulting producer for Billions’ upcoming fifth season.
The guide behind The Social Community
Mezrich’s nonfiction bestseller “The Unintentional Billionaires: Intercourse, Cash, Betrayal and the Founding of Fb” had prominently featured Bitcoin permabulls Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss — whose early involvement in Fb’s inception turned out to be only a precursor to their trailblazing successes within the cryptocurrency sphere.
The favored learn was later tailored into the blockbuster film “The Social Community, penned by West Wing screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.
Mezrich’s newest — “Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption” — is dedicated to the twins’ infamous and drawn-out settlement with Fb founder Mark Zuckerberg over their half within the social media behemoth’s inception.
Crypto fictional precedents
Monetary crime drama Billions — which stars Damian Lewis as multibillion-dollar hedge fund supervisor Bobby Axelrod and Paul Giamatti as U.S. legal professional Chuck Rhoades — has actually already dipped its toes a number of occasions into cryptocurrency.
In Season three, Axelrod palms certainly one of his merchants $1 million of cryptocurrency in chilly storage on a pockets from French business producer Ledger.
That very same season had additionally handled cryptocurrencies within the context of their misuse to facilitate illicit deeds by shadowy monetary professionals in an institutional context — in addition to crypto’s entanglement in complicated webs of monetary corruption.
As Cointelegraph not too long ago reported, the Winklevoss Twins’ wealth was stated to have greater than doubled to hit a mixed $1.45 billion following the recent crypto market surge this June.
Fb’s latest unveiling of its personal crypto enterprise, “Libra” — ought to it succeed to beat the regulatory muscle pitted towards it — might be set to deliver Cameron, Tyler and Mark Zuckerberg again full circle to the shut turf of their early school days.