Attention! Spoilers: Billions Again Talk About Bitcoin
The popular TV series “Billions" broadcasted on Showtime raised the cryptocurrency topic again. This time it came to the issue of bitcoin mining.
In the 3d episode season 5, the protagonist’s son organized an underground BTC mining farm right in his school’s dormitory. But he overdid, heavily loaded the electric network, which led to its shutdown. The school quickly found and expelled him.
The script for this episode was written by screenwriter Ben Mezrich. He hinted on his Twitter that the next episode would be about Bitcoin just a few days before the series went on air.
“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’...”
The problem of cryptocurrency mining is quite real for American schools and universities. The fact is that students don`t pay for electricity at all, which makes mining in the dormitory quite an attractive activity. Similar precedents have already happened at Stanford, the University of Western Kentucky, etc.