As innovative technologies like blockchain and cryptocurrency gain popularity, they draw the attention of global celebrities from various fields. Now, a rapper Jay Z and a movie star Will Smith invested in a startup aimed at helping Ethereum developers.
As COVID-19 is raging over the entire planet and people are forced to isolate themselves in order not to catch the disease or contaminate others, the issue of communication and socialization becomes more and more urgent.
The latest research shows that Libra, the cryptocurrency owned by Facebook, is now ranked the third most searched keyword on Weibo, a Chinese search engine. Libra follows words like “Chinese Movie Star” and Mona Lisa correspondingly. This is an indicator that people living in the country have started to gain appetite for digital currency including Libra, Bitcoin and others.
John Stalberg Jr., a famous Hollywood director, has started to shoot a new movie about digital currency called Crypto. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kurt Russell, Alexis Bledel, Luke Hemsworth, Beau Knapp and Jeremie Harris, and Vincent Kartheiser are featuring in this crime thriller.
The availability of affordable portable camera and editing programs has opened new opportunities for talented new filmmakers. Nowadays it's possible to shoot an entire movie on a portable camera or even on a new iPhone. But reduction in filming costs has not opened a direct path from independent filmmakers to viewers. In fact, the lion's share of film budgets is spent on distribution and marketing.