Silicon Valley is a very popular HBO comedy series about computer programmer Richard and his friend, who are trying to make it big in the technology industry and set up their own start up. The series premiered on April 6, 2014 and has had 5 seasons since then. Silicon Valley, as well as the actors playing in the series, have been nominated for multiple awards like Golden Globes or Emmy Awards for best Television and Comedy series and won Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Series. It is therefore worth noting that they have recently made a whole episode devoted to the Initial Coin Offerings.
ICO on television
The main characters of the series are creating their own digital decentralized startup and decided to raise the funds through Initial Coin Offering. Many people who have seen the episode and are familiar with cryptocurrencies consider it a great advertisement for cryptocurrencies and good step toward spreading awareness of blockchain technologies. The episode got good ratings and many people talked about it, especially in regards of the cryptocurrency aspect.
Pied Piper Coin
Pied Piper Coin is the name of fictional ICO created in the series. The main character Bertram Gilfoyle, who is Pied Piper’s chief system architect, talks about all of the advantages of such solution. He says: “What attracted me was the passage an ICO offers across the river sticks of venture capital. What attracted me was an informed disdain for traditional fiat currency, its paper stained with the greasy fingerprints of your banks and your mints.”
He also mentions that he’s been interested in the cryptocurrency scene from the very beginning and has been even mining Bitcoin.
It’s good to see creators of mainstream series making an attempt at bringing the topic of cryptocurrencies closer to the people. Such appearances have a chance of contributing to the faster adaptation of blockchain technologies in our everyday lives.