New Simpsons Episode educates the public about cryptocurrency

New Simpsons Episode educates the public about cryptocurrency

  • Ali Raza
  • 24th February, 15:17
  • Parson explains blockchain and cryptocurrency in simple terms, but bitcoin was not mentioned.
  • The musical section in the episode also talks about cryptocurrency and the adoption of the technology.
  • The music section of the episode predicts that cryptocurrency will be the cash of the future.

In its latest episode, the Simpson made a special presentation that is familiar to the cryptocurrency community. The episode 13 of season 31 of The Simpsons featured a segment that explained blockchain and cryptocurrency.

The episode aired over the weekend, as Jim Parsons voiced Sheldon Cooper on the animated version of “The Big Bang Theory”.

Parson explains cryptocurrency in simple terms

Parson, acting as Sheldon Cooper, explained in simpler terms how cryptocurrencies, consensus-based, and the decentralized system works. Although the segment is short, Parson was able to capture the main points and explain the cryptocurrency term to the audience. Those who are not really sure what cryptocurrency or blockchain technology means can easily grasp after Parson’s explanation.

According to Parson,

For cryptocurrencies to work, we need a record of every transaction that occurs. These are recorded in what’s called a distributed ledger.

However, Parson did not mention Bitcoin at any point in the segment or throughout the episode. But there is a short text displaying a message, “we know who Satoshi is, but we’re not telling.”

There was also a musical section in the episode where the singing distributed ledge made a prediction about blockchain technology. During the song section, the singing distributed ledger predicted that it would be the cash of the future one day.

With this sort of prediction about cryptocurrency, some have started wondering whether the predictive powers of The Simpsons will come once again.

The Simpsons is notorious for getting predictions, as several events have shown in the past.

According to a report by Business Insider, The Simpsons had actually made the right predictions for an event more than 18 times. The accurate future predictions also included Trump’s presidency and the censorship of Michelangelo’s David.

The crypto community has hailed the episode, as the show once again showed the growing popularity of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. It’s also a sharp reminder of the growing interest of cryptocurrency in the mainstream sector.

This is not the first time Bitcoin and crypto have appeared on Mainstream media. In November last year, Stephen Colbert talked about Bitcoin in an episode of “The Late Show”.

By Ali Raza
A journalist, with experience in web journalism and marketing. Ali holds a master's degree in finance and enjoys writing about cryptocurrencies and fintech. Ali’s work has been published on a number of cryptocurrency publications. Raza is the co-founder of 5Gist.com, too, a site dedicated to educating people on 5G technology.

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