Popular Netflix Show “How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)” Mentions Four Cryptos; BTC, ETH, XRP and IOTA


It is becoming more and more of a common phenomenon for cryptocurrency assets and other related products to be featured on TV series and movies. After the inclusion of Ethereum (ETH) on Netflix’s The OA: Part 2, Ledger Nano S in SHOTIME’s Billions and multiple other references of Bitcoin in film, a Netflix TV show has also made a number of cryptocurrency references.

Netflix Mentions Four Cryptocurrencies In Their Show

Four cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP), Iota (MIOTA) and Ethereum – were mentioned in the popular Netflix TV series, How to sell drugs online (fast). The show is a German made comedy-drama that explains the life of a nerdy teen who sells drugs out of his bedroom and grows to become one of the largest dealers in Europe.

Cryptocurrency has long been used to drive certain plots in today’s pop culture but what distinguishes the latest use of crypto in the series is the technical explanation of the use of the four cryptocurrencies across the internet.

However, cryptocurrency enthusiasts and other community members will not be too glad at the latest use of cryptocurrencies in aiding illegal activities in the series. The industry is past its dark days of Silk Road and other illegal activities hence the constant calls on a conversation on the worldwide use of crypto in our day to day lives.

The Evil Pop Culture Plot On Cryptocurrency

The film industry seems to be a long way off from portraying cryptocurrencies in a good light. Of the films mentioned in this article, only “The OA: Part 2” sheds light on the use of cryptocurrencies without dwelling on the illegal use of digital assets.

There is a persistent claim on the screen to portraying cryptocurrency as a dark web currency that aids some form of evil (albeit being a false narrative). Hollywood movie, ranks as another film that portrays crypto in a negative light following a pattern of uninformed and low research on the industry.

However, there are upcoming films that aim to teach the public on the industry and the actual use of cryptocurrencies to crush the stereotype of crypto as portrayed in several movies. CNBC is due to release a documentary called Bitcoin: Boom or Bust, a film that will explain the decade long history of the pioneer cryptocurrency

The use of Ripple (XRP) and Iota (MIOTA) in the Netflix TV series is a step up from the conventional use of BTC and ETH. Such moves open up the market for other altcoins to take center stage in the adoption process of crypto. As we wait on more films to portray an educated and non-stereotypical depiction of cryptocurrencies, users should understand that most of the circulating cryptocurrencies are actually used for well more than aiding illegal activities.

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