Someone made that Silicon Valley alert that plays death metal whenever bitcoin’s price moves

Mild spoilers ahead for Silicon Valley’s Season 5, Episode 3

In a recent episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley, Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) reveals that he mines bitcoin as a side gig — but only when the price is above a certain value. He creates an alert that plays the 1.36 second death metal song “You Suffer” by Napalm Death whenever bitcoin rises or drops so he can remote toggle his rig at home. Given the volatility of bitcoin and the volume of the song, this quickly becomes annoying and becomes a recurring theme throughout the episode.

Now, an Icelandic website design agency called Viska has created a web version of Gilfoyle’s death metal alert — which is just as startling as promised. Sindri Guðmundsson from Viska explained that his company…

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Author: Shannon Liao

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