TV show on cryptocurrencies: Entourage actor Kevin Connolly to star in ‘Cryptos’

In what could either be a big boost to the legitimacy of cryptocurrencies or a big old bust, Kevin Connolly, the star of Entourage, will be starring in a new TV show titled ‘Cryptos’.

Making a surprise appearance at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, the actor said that the show, which was still in development, was intended to give the audience a clearer understanding of the world of cryptocurrencies.

If the show finally sees the light of the day on any top network, eyeballs are guaranteed not only for the actor, but for a subject that has for long excited and confused a lot of people in equal measure. As Connolly himself said:

“The thing that scares people about crypto is a lack of understanding. People like myself are still learning, but the curiosity is there.”

The TV show’s official synopsis suggests that the show will be a story of four friends who turn to trading on the cryptocurrency market to bankroll their movies after being unable to find big producers who can do so.

Kevin Connolly, whose participation in the project will also extend to the director’s chair, will be joined on the project by leading blockchain advocates, Jason King and Erik Sords.

The world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies has never been very visible when it comes to popular culture. This can be attributed to several reasons, ranging from it being a subject beyond much of the public’s understanding of the fear of being duped by participation.

There are documentaries such as the excellent Deep Web’ and there are feature films such as ‘KevCoin’ and ‘Life on Bitcoin’ (A film where newlyweds survive on only cryptocurrency for 90 days), but none of these are mainstream or have done anything to legitimize cryptocurrency in the eyes of the public at large.

What ‘Cryptos’ can hope to do is what HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ and Showtime’s ‘Billions’ did for tech startups and hedge fund managers respectively. If done right, ‘Cryptos’ can help bring that much-needed brand visibility to the world of cryptocurrencies. If the show succeeds in its promise to educate viewers about the cryptocurrency market, it can subsequently help legitimize it and be a step forward towards the wider adoption of cryptocurrencies.

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