Johnny Depp will play the role of crypto billionaire Matthew Mellon

This article was published on: 07/31/18 5:41 PM

Marcin IwańskiWritten by | cryptocurrency, news

Cryptocurrencies are becoming more and more popular every day; today it is common that celebrities promote their favorite coin or give donations like Ashton Kutcher in cryptos.

Cryptocurrencies are part of our lives and became the inspiration for artists. We can listen to “Hodl Gang,” and maybe the plot of one movie will be crypto-related, as well.

According to the New York Post, Johnny Depp will probably play the main role in the biographic movie of billionaire – Matthew Mellon. The film will show the life of the businessman and his relationship with the world of the cryptocurrencies. The appearance of this topic in Hollywood productions will undoubtedly benefit the whole industry.

Matthew Mellon

Matthew Mellon was born in New York in January 1964 and was associated with Drexel University and Carnegie Mellon University (his family founded both). At the age of 21, he inherited $25 million. He used this money to make several investments, among which the most significant was the $2 million invested in Ripple.

With those $2 mln, Mellon made a profit of $1 billion, decision to invest such an amount of money made Mellon a billionaire. XRP achieved astronomical growths as soon as Mellon decided to enter the cryptocurrency industry.

He was married twice. His first wife was Tamara Mellon and the second one was Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., daughter. However, money does not give happiness. He had an addiction issue and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He died in Cancún, Mexico, on April 16, 2018, while awaiting the treatment for his addiction. The cause was a heart attack caused by the consumption of a specific drug called Ayahuasca, a natural psychedelic agent used in religious rituals.

No definitive conclusion has yet been reached on the biography, but Johnny Depp has expressed interest in Matthew Mellon’s role in a film inspired by his life.

Mellon’s family did not refer to the idea of this production, but Mellon himself joked many times, saying that the movie about his life would be something exciting.

For now, we still have to wait for the decision about movie existence.

But we can be sure that if it appears on the screens, it will be a benefit for cryptocurrency industry and a smile towards every crypto investor.

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