Spoilers for the finale of Game of Thrones follow.
Westeros apparently has quite the financially forward-thinking Master of Coin on its new small council!
On Game of Thrones, actor Jerome Flynn played mercenary-turned-nobleman Ser Bronn of the Blackwater, whose only true north was gettin’ that money. It seems that the IRL Flynn is similarly interested in the value of a coin — even if it’s a do-goodery, digital one.
Flynn recently joined the advisory board of a new cryptocurrency called VeganCoin, according to CoinDesk. It’s the token of an Israeli project, VeganNation, that seeks to validate the origin of products and create a sustainable, vegan marketplace with its own currency.
Apparently, Flynn has been a vegetarian for the last 35 years, a vegan for 5, and serves on the board of the Vegetarian Society in the UK. That’s quite a contrast from the hedonistic swordsman-for-hire he plays on Thrones.
Flynn’s character Bronn made it to the end of ye olde Game of Thrones as best as any character could hope for, rising from poor, prostitute-loving mercenary to a definitely not poor, but still prostitute-loving, Lord of Highgarden and Master of Coin. It’s only fitting that the unlikely guy in charge of saving Westeros from financial ruin as it digs its way out of Dany’s destruction is a vegan crypto evangelist in our world.
So move over, Iron Bank — there’s a new decentralized financial ecosystem in town.