Tales From the Crypto or What Robert Gillings Says About FTX and His TV Show Paper Empire

by Craig Richer November 2, 2023 in Culture

Fiction crosses the line into the real world in the TV series “Paper Empire,” created by director and producer Robert Gillings. The show follows the story of Laurence Fintch and the vague yet intriguing world of cryptocurrency. The TV show’s plot takes you on a captivating ride as Laurence’s financial cons are exposed, and shown the lengths one will go to for wealth and power. The series highlights the risks that are involved with such new, not yet understood forms of currency.

Cryptocurrency is regarded as the future of the financial world. However, there is still plenty to learn about the world of crypto. “Paper Empire” puts a spotlight on the new financial frontier, all while luring viewers in with its action-packed plot and intriguing characters.

Coincidentally, Gillings’ storytelling closely mirrors real life current events that are shaking up the crypto world. Most notably, the current trial against Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and CEO of the crypto exchange FTX.

Similarly to Laurence Fintch of “Paper Empire,” Sam Bankman-Fried went from crypto billionaire to accused fraudster. Both laundered billions of dollars in an elaborate Ponzi scheme, only to have their crimes exposed and the empires they built begin to crumble. However, Laurence Fintch’s actions do not have direct effects on the real life financial world of cryptocurrency, which is where his similarities to Sam Bankman-Fried end.



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