The world of Bitcoin featured again prominently in the newest episode of Showtime series Billions. This time, the story revolved around a crypto mining scheme in a preparatory school.
The newest episode was written by Ben Mezrich, the author of Bitcoin Billionaires, the story of the Winklevoss twins.
Mezrich teased his participation via Twitter:
Billions this Sunday night… I’m not sayin’ there’s definitely gonna be some Bitcoin… I’m just saying I did happen to write the episode…I mean, just sayin’… — Ben Mezrich (@benmezrich) May 14, 2020
Even Wall Street Journal mentioned on the latest Bitcoin episode:
Axe is already in the 0.00000001%. In real life, you could count the number of bankers worth more than Bobby on one hand. https://t.co/f7NlSduoe9 — The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 18, 2020
The plot revolved around the story of Gordie Axelrod, the son of billionaire hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod, who was operating a BTC mining farm in the dormitory of his preparatory school.
The principal accused him of damaging the electrical supply to the school. As for the infrastructure Gordie set up inside his bedroom, the mining farm generated almost 24 kilowatts per hour.
However, Axelrod’s son claimed that a surge knocked out the power, rather than the mining farm.
This is not the first time that cryptocurrencies were featured in the new season of Billions. Recently, the premiere episode featured a group of cryptocurrency miners operating an illegal Bitcoin farm.