A few days ago, the 13th episode of season 31 of the popular animated show “The Simpsons” aired. A segment of that episode showed Jim Parsons, the actor behind Sheldon in The Big Bang theory explaining in detail what cryptocurrencies are and calling them the “cash of the future”.
The segment explains how a distributed ledger functions in a visual way. They also state that “cryptocurrency is a system that does not rely on a non-cryptocurrency central authority, but instead relies on a non-centralized distributed consensus of cryptocurrency ownership” which is an accurate depiction.
The segment also critiques the environment impact of mining and views the fact that “we can’t have straws” as double standards of the modern world. To end it on a light ironic note, they wrote “Also, we know who Satoshi is, but we’re not telling“.
While this may seem as unimportant in the real world, the fact of the matter is that very few people actually make the effort to do their own research and discover new technologies. The entertainment world is a gateway for adoption to the masses. While this was only a small segment on a popular show, it shows the reach cryptocurrency has today after only one decade of existence.
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