- Google software engineer-turned-YouTuber Jonathan Ma, known online as Joma, has signed a deal with Stars Collective, an entertainment company launched by “Crazy Rich Asians” backer Peter Luo.
- For his first project, Ma, 32, will create a dark comedy drama about the origins of Bitcoin and Satoshi Nakamoto, the cryptocurrency’s mysterious creator.
- Ma became a full-time YouTuber six months ago under the channel Joma Tech, producing informative videos and comedic skits for his now more than 1.74 million subscribers.
- “Jonathan authentically connects to a generation of consumers who think differently and exhibit evolving entertainment consumption habits,” Luo said in a statement. “His following and strong fan engagement is a direct result of his intelligence, likeability, creative acumen, and natural ability to tell stories.”
YouTuber Jonathan Ma has signed a deal with Stars Collective, an entertainment company launched by “Crazy Rich Asians” backer Peter Luo, to make a dark comedy drama about Bitcoin.
The engineer-turned-YouTuber, known online as Joma, was signed by Stars Collective to a managing, development and production deal with the Bitcoin comedy drama as his first project, Deadline reported.
- In a viral tweet on Wednesday, Elon Musk posted an image suggesting that Satoshi Nakamoto — the pseudonym of the person or people behind Bitcoin — is an amalgam of Samsung, Toshiba, Nakamichi and Motorola.
- Although several people have claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the identity of the Bitcoin inventor has never been officially confirmed.
- Musk previously suggested that computer scientist Nick Szabo could be Satoshi Nakamoto, since he was “more responsible for the ideas behind Bitcoin than anyone else.”
- Suggestions pointing to the Tesla CEO himself have floated around over the years, but he has denied these claims.
Elon Musk has caused a stir online after posting about a Satoshi Nakamoto conspiracy theory, reigniting speculations on the true identity of the mysterious Bitcoin developer.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Musk shared an image suggesting that the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto is simply an amalgam of syllables from the brand names of four electronics companies: “Sa” from Samsung, “Toshi” from Toshiba, “Naka” from Nakamichi and “Moto” from Motorola.