“Romantic Hacker,” the South Korean crypto-themed TV series, is set to air online in October, focuses on crypto and blockchain-related topics, and is a romantic story.
It has been reported by Sports Donga that the K-pop star Kwon Hyun-bin will be featured in the series as the male lead “Jaemin.”
However, the story follows the hack of a crypto trading platform called “Jeju International Crypto Exchange,” as Jaemin will fight a gang of highly skilled hackers that attempt to steal the money from the exchange.
“Romantic Hacker” tells the story of a hacker, played by a K-pop star, with an expertise in cryptocurrency, reports @conexiondigicol https://t.co/XVeM6fHWFH — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) July 22, 2020
Although the talent agency in charge of hiring actors and actresses for the series stated that it will be “an action-comedy” story based on cryptocurrency, media outlets believe that the story could have a romantic touch due to the K-drama’s title.
Romantic Hacker is the first crypto-themed K-drama series to be aired in South Korea. By hiring Kwon, it is believed that the show hopes to attract a massive young fan base.
Similarly, Kwon Hyun-bin is also well-known for being a model and an actor. His filmography indicates he has starred in three TV series, including Netflix’s “Part-Time Idol,” and most recently in JTBC’s “Don’t Let Go of Your Mind.”
Thus, the story revolves around the mystery of Bitcoin’s creation. It is set in 2009; the year Bitcoin (BTC) was invented, according to a synopsis published by the series’ official website.