Categories: CryptoNews

Coen Brothers to Tell The Tale of Ross Ulbricht in Upcoming Silk Road Movie

For all of the bad press associated with the darknet these days, one would almost forget there is much more to this concept than illegal activity. Silk Road, the marketplace that put Bitcoin on the map as a global currency, has been subject to significant debate over the years. However, the Coen Brothers want to tell the real tale of Silk Road and Ross Ulbricht through their Dark Web movie adaptation.

An Hommage To Ross Ulbricht, Or Spreading More False Information?

Anything related to Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies has become a hot topic among visual content creators as of late. Various TV shows and even some movies have Bitcoin references in them, albeit always in a negative or criminal manner. That is rather aggravating, considering that Bitcoin is the only true global currency that can be used for just about anything.

While it is true that Bitcoin started gaining momentum once people on the deep web started using it as a currency, that does not mean cryptocurrency is only used for illicit purposes. In fact, Silk Road, the famous darknet marketplace that put Bitcoin on the map, was nothing more than a free market for goods and services.

Ever since Silk Road was shut down by law enforcement officials, there has been substantial debate regarding the investigative methods being used. Moreover, it looks more and more like Ross Ulbricht was imprisoned due to evidence that makes him look like something or someone he never was. The Hollywood Reporter, for example, still refers to him as a murderous kingpin, even though he never actually killed or had anyone killed.

Now that the Coen Brothers have taken on this project by US TV channel Fox, it will be interesting to see what story this film will try to tell. The darknet is only known for its bad reputation, and one can only hope that this film will try to put a different spotlight on the matter. Keeping in mind how the majority of the script revolves around Ross Ulbricht, one can additionally hope that they stick to the facts and not what the media has made people believe over the years.

Related Post

Having such prominent people working on this film is a blessing in disguise, as this will not, most likely, be another C- movie adaptation of corporate media agendas. There is a big difference between darknet’s reason for existance and how it is actually being used. Technology is not biased, nor is Bitcoin as a payment method. The only biased parties are the people using these tools, either for legal or illicit purposes.

So far there is no official release date for this darknet film. We do know that it will be broadcasted on Fox at some point in the near future, but further specifics are hard to come by. One thing is sure though: many bitcoin enthusiasts will watch this movie, and they won’t shy away from voicing their opinion if they do not agree with the story the film will tell.

If you liked this article, follow us on Twitter @themerklenews and make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and technology news.

JP Buntinx

JP Buntinx is a FinTech and Bitcoin enthusiast living in Belgium. His passion for finance and technology made him one of the world's leading freelance Bitcoin writers, and he aims to achieve the same level of respect in the FinTech sector.

Published by
JP Buntinx

Recent Posts

WAX Price Up 44%, Increased User Adoption Signals Growing Interest in the Platform

WAX price is up over 44% today, making it the biggest gainer on With…

8 hours ago

5 Underrated Metaverse Coins With Great Long Term Potential

Metaverse coins are all the hype these days, with coins like Decentraland and Axie Infinity…

12 hours ago

Ankr Price Up 11% Amid Binance Listing and Polkadot Parachain Integration

Ankr price is up over 11% today, making it one of the biggest gainers on…

16 hours ago

Keep Network Price Up 45% Amid Upcoming Threshold Merger

Keep Network price is up over 45% today, making it the biggest gainer on…

1 day ago

Nugenesis Patented Gasless NFT Platform Will Bring Mainstream Adoption

NuGenesis has 4 patents pending for its gasless NFT multi-cross chain system. It sees NFTs…

1 day ago

Top 5 Metaverse Coins With Fully Functional Apps to Watch In 2022

The hottest trends in crypto right now are meme coins and metaverse projects. With Facebook's…

1 day ago

This website uses cookies.