Criminal Side Of Cryptos Brought to the Surface in the New Hollywood’s Thriller

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by Darya Rudz · 3 min read

Directed by John Stalberg Jr., the new movie ‘Crypto’ is scheduled to be released in selected theaters on April 12. 

Today cryptos are of no surprise for anyone. The fact that almost every sphere of our life is to a certain extent connected with blockchain is also not a secret. However, there are still some things that may take us back. And the recent announcement from Hollywood is a bright confirmation of that.

On March 11, a trailer for an upcoming thriller ‘Crypto’ was released. Directed by John Stalberg Jr. and produced by Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman, the movie will focus on the criminal possibilities with cryptocurrencies which are impossible with hard cash.

The story is related to a young agent Martin (his character is played by Bea Knapp) who works on Wall Street as an anti-money laundering executive and has been tasked with investigating a difficult web of corruption and fraud in New York.

According to IMDb, among other famous names involved in the movie are Kurt Russell (plays Martin’s father), Luke Hemsworth, Alexis Bledel, and Vincent Kartheiser.

From the trailer, the tagline of which is “Fear is the ultimate currency,” it is quite difficult to piece the plot together. However, it is clear that the idea behind the movie is to demonstrate that virtual currencies are often used as tools for criminals and bad players in the economy.

At least five different cryptos are featured in the thriller, including Bitcoin (BTC), Stellar (XLM), Waves (WAVES), NEO (NEO) and Ethereum (ETH). Obviously, the team behind ‘Crypto’ had to learn a lot about the market, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology as a whole.

Jordan Yale Levine commented:

“Both of us have dabbled. I don’t know if either of us would consider ourselves expert. It was really our writers who fleshed out the topic and dove into the research. They were the ones who really became experts to make sure the film was authentic.”

In 24 hours after the trailer was released, it has been viewed more than 312,000 times, most of the viewers are probably crypto fans who believe that a movie entirely devoted to digital currencies will facilitate their mainstream adoption.

‘Crypto’ is scheduled to be released in selected theaters on April 12.

Other Moveis About Cryptos

‘Crypto’ will be the first thriller that regards digital assets. However, in general, it is not the first ever movie about cryptos. Earlier, there have been documentaries related to Bitcoin and digital assets. One of them is Trust Machine released last year.

As we reported earlier, Trust Machine was an attempt to present the intricacies of blockchain and cryptocurrency, in a comprehensible manner to the masses. The documentary explains how, over the years, the fintech industry has managed to touch different levels of human sentiments and emotions. The feature-length movie is a whole spice of brilliance, controversies, frenzy, regulations, and everything that goes around in the blockchain and the crypto sphere.

Directed by Alex Winter and produced by Kim Jackson, the documentary can be pretty useful for those interested in the blockchain, cryptos, the way it all functions and opportunities the fintech industry offers.

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Darya Rudz
Author Darya Rudz

Darya is a crypto enthusiast who strongly believes in the future of blockchain. Being a hospitality professional, she is interested in finding the ways blockchain can change different industries and bring our life to a different level.