The longest-running TV sequence of all time has formally given an enormous nod to crypto in its newest episode. Episode 13 of Season 31 of The Simpsons which aired over the weekend, included a section explaining cryptocurrency and blockchain.
The 2-minute “tutorial” was voiced by none apart from “TV’s most beloved scientist,” Jim Parsons, who performs Sheldon Cooper on The Large Bang Principle. The animated model of Parson briefly defined the fundamentals of how decentralized, consensus-based cryptocurrencies perform.
The section additionally options an animated dancing guide that sings soulfully about its perform as a distributed ledger:
”I’m a consensus of shared and synchronized digital knowledge,
Unfold throughout a number of platforms from Shanghai to Granada.”
Apparently, Bitcoin was not talked about by Parsons, the dancing guide, nor by some other character at any level within the episode. Nonetheless, a briefly-displayed piece of textual content stated that “we all know who Satoshi is, however we’re not telling.”
Will the Simpsons’ predictive powers come via for crypto?
Throughout its musical quantity, the singing distributed ledger additionally predicted that in the future it could “be the money of the longer term.” That is significantly attention-grabbing due to the uncanny “predictive” powers that the Simpsons has had prior to now: earlier this yr, Enterprise Insider reported that the present had precisely predicted the longer term a minimum of 18 instances, together with the censorship of Michelangelo’s David and the Trump presidency.
This isn’t the one time that crypto and Bitcoin has made an look in mainstream media: in November, Stephen Colbert talked about Bitcoin in an anti-Trump tirade throughout an episode of The Late Present.
— The Late Present (@colbertlateshow) November 8, 2019
Final week, Vodafone Deutschland posted a Twitter standing that talked about Bitcoin.
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The Simpsons additionally talked about Bitcoin all the way in which again in season 25.