It'll tell the tale of how Ilya "Dutch" Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan allegedly tried to clean the tainted crypto by using fake identities and buying physical gold.
The streaming service has announced that it is ordering a series that will focus on "the biggest criminal financial crime case in history."
It'll tell the tale of how Ilya "Dutch" Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan allegedly tried to clean the tainted crypto by using fake identities and buying physical gold — "all while investigators raced to track the money's movement on the blockchain."
Viewers may have a little bit of a wait on their hands before they get the opportunity to watch the documentary. Legal proceedings are now active in the U.S. — with Lichtenstein and Morgan facing up to 20 years in jail if they are convicted.
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Will a Drama Follow?
A documentary will certainly be good news for news junkies who want to understand what happened in granular detail.
But given how Morgan had posted dozens of eyebrow-raising videos on TikTok — and even presented herself as an expert on social engineering — Crypto Twitter has pointed out there's timeless material that's perfect for dramatizing.
Netflix has gone down this path before and has just released a new show called Inventing Anna, which is based on the true story of a woman who pretended to be a wealthy heiress — and ended up stealing tens of millions of dollars from New York's elite.
It's fair to say that a number of TV shows and movies about crypto have been pretty hit and miss in the past. Some have resorted to cringeworthy cliches while others were riddled with inaccuracies. (Just last week, the BBC was forced to cancel the airing of a documentary about a self-made millionaire at the very last minute amid allegations he created a coin that turned out to be a scam.)