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Tim Draper’s Bitcoin Tie Becomes Highlight of Theranos Documentary

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:39
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Alex Dovbnya
?❗The vocal Bitcoin proponent steals the spotlight in a documentary about disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes?
Tim Draper’s Bitcoin Tie Becomes Highlight of Theranos Documentary
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HBO viewers recently had the opportunity to learn more about Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes in a new documentary called The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. However, the attention of many was fixed on Tim Draper, billionaire investor and ardent crypto proponent, who wore his now-famous Bitcoin tie.

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Supporting Theranos

Bitcoin isn’t the only bet of one of the most prominent venture capitalists in America. Draper led the company’s $500,000 seed funding round when Theranos was only making baby steps to become the Apple of healthcare with a valuation of about $9 bln.  

Notably, Holmes, who currently faces decades in prison after the fallout of her narrative, didn’t lose Draper’s support – he earlier claimed that the female Steve Jobs was ‘bullied into submission’.

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Crypto fashion

Regardless of what pundits have to say about one of the biggest frauds in the history of Silicon Valley, Draper’s purple tie that is covered in the Bitcoin logo was the real star of HBO’s new documentary.

Draper’s tie is already a celebrity of its own. Back in August, the venture capitalist appeared on Fox News to discuss a potential separation of California into three states, but hardly anyone cared about what he had to say – everyone was focused on his choice of attire.

Tim Draper

We’ve also seen the rare red version of his Bitcoin tie on Bloomberg.

Tim Draper
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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at