On the Dec. 16 episode of the science fiction drama titled, Almost Human, Detective Kennex finds a victim who died of a programmed heart attack. While searching her for identification, Kennex stumbles across a silver, futuristic type thumb drive, which he claims holds a deposit of Bitcoin.
Det. Kennex: My Mother used to hide money in her sock. (reaches down to pull something out of her sock)
Bitcoin. Totally untraceable. How much does she got on there?
Dorian: Four thousand nine-hundred and ninety-nine.
She was going to make a payment with that.
Kennex: They didn't care. - Almost Human, Dec. 16
Interestingly as well, the victim who owned the Bitcoin was using the money to pay a black market surgeon for an illegal heart transplant she had received previously, and was required to pay for in 30 day installments.
They say that art depicts life, and as Bitcoin has experienced a growing popularity in the mainstream of society, the more it will become part of television and film, and be portrayed as a viable and acceptable form of currency despite its perceived underground tendencies.
The purpose of Bitcoin is for individuals and retailers to have access to an alternative and non-inflationary form of money which is untraceable, and can be used without fear of regulation by governments and central banks. And just as the U.S. has implemented restrictive protocols after 9/11, such as red flagging any cash transaction over $10000 per the Patriot Act, Bitcoin, or its equivalent, will continue to grow in the minds and wallets of people who wish to find privacy in what they buy, and what form of money they choose to use.