The Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna purchased a work by Dutch artist Harm van den Dorpel in 2015 and became the first museum to acquire art work using bitcoin.
A documentary film called The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin (late 2014) features interviews with people who use bitcoin, such as a computer programmer and a drug dealer.
In the film Dope a group of three friends organize an online network through bitcoin transactions that would allow them to sell drugs without getting it traced back to them.
In Charles Stross' science fiction novel Neptune's Brood (2014), a modification of bitcoin is used as the universal interstellar payment system. The functioning of the system is a major plot element of the book.
In early 2015, the CNN series Inside Man featured an episode about bitcoin. Filmed in July 2014, it featured Morgan Spurlock living off of bitcoins for a week to figure out whether the world is ready for a new kind of money. In Season 3, the CBS show The Good Wife featured an episode alluding to the creator of bitcoin as well as the FBI investigating the case. The episode titled 'Bitcoin for Dummies' was shown in early 2012.
The CBS series CSI: Cyber featured an episode about bitcoin during its first season, entitled "Bit by Bit". The plot focused on the theft of bitcoins from a small family-run business.
In November 2015, on the reality television show Judge Judy a bitcoin trader lost a case where he had claimed to be involved in an elaborate man-in-the-middle opportunity.
In the episode "The Old College Try" of the TV series Scorpion, the series' team must stop a cyber terrorist, using code written by college students, who is threatening to shut down the Federal Reserve if they don't receive a quarter of a billion bitcoin in the next 72 hours.
In February 2016, a Vietnamese action movie was released under the name Bitcoin Heist. Bitcoins Heist focuses on âa team of criminalsâ assembled to catch a man wanted by intergovernmental police organization Interpol.
On 25 April 2013, the weekly Mexican Public Radio technology program, 1060 Interfase produced by Radio EducaciÃ³n, broadcast two shows dedicated to bitcoin.