Bitcoin's growing popularity in recent years has ensured its appearance even in major Netflix series.

From comedy to documentaries, BTC and other cryptocurrencies have been portrayed in different ways.

Check below five times that Bitcoin appeared on Netflix.

Altered Carbon

Altered Carbon is a series that takes place in the future and has a heavy cyberpunk aesthetic. Although its second season was weak enough to guarantee the cancellation of the work, cryptocurrencies were present.

As reported by CriptoFácil, the second season of the series featured different cryptocurrencies in March 2020.

Altogether, in addition to Bitcoin, they guaranteed their appearances: Zcash, Monero, Decred, Litecoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin.

Altered Carbon displays cryptocurrencies

Explaining

In the Netflix series called “Explained”, or “Explaining” in Portuguese, an episode dedicated to explaining about Bitcoin. The episode was released in mid-2018.

However, while it still counts as yet another BTC appearance on the famous streaming service, problematic claims have been made.

They went detailed by Jameson Lopp, cypherpunk and avid supporter of Bitcoin.

The mistakes start with the classic statement that “the biggest use of Bitcoin is related to illegal services” until claiming that Satoshi Nakamoto created blockchain technology.

How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

The German comedy series tells the story of a young man who decided to sell drugs to recover his ex-girlfriend.

Launched in 2019, the work makes several mentions of Bitcoin, especially in its second season. Cryptocurrency is the main means of receiving the protagonist's drug marketplace.

A comment is even made on the volatility of the BTC, stating that the value obtained from online drug trafficking was lower due to the fluctuation in the price of the digital currency.

Even the transparency of the blockchain is precisely pointed out when one of the scheme's members tries to spend BTC on a debit card straight from the transaction wallet.

The protagonist then asks: "you know that all MyDrugs transactions will link to you, right?".

Despite linking the themes Bitcoin and drug trafficking, at no time does the work claim that cryptocurrency serves only illicit purposes.

Billions

In the first episode of the fifth season of Billions, Bitcoin is mentioned again.

A tactical police team is shown dismantling a Bitcoin clandestine mining scheme.

One of the characters in the series then asks the two boys behind the mining scheme about the cryptocurrency backing, an argument commonly used by skeptics.

The answer is another question, asked by one of the boys: "what is the dollar backed by, then, since we left the gold standard?"

Banking on Bitcoin

The documentary “Banking on Bitcoin”, translated as “Bank or Bitcoin”, is known by cryptocurrency enthusiasts.

And, until recently, it was available on the red logo streaming service.

Addressing important figures in the promotion of cryptocurrency, Banking on Bitcoin became available in the Brazilian catalog for millions of subscribers.

Honorable mention: Extracurricular

Extracurricular is a South Korean series launched in 2020. However, it only reached the Brazilian catalog in the beginning of 2021.

In one of the episodes, the protagonist's father steals 60 million wones from his son. The amount is close to R $ 300 thousand.

The protagonist's father loses all money by investing the stolen amount in “DoolyCoin”, a cryptocurrency that he believed he would value.

As happened to many people in Brazil between 2018 and 2020, everything was just a financial pyramid.

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