In an episode of The Simpsons, the characters explain how cryptocurrency and blockchain work with the actor who played Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory
The Simpsons simply explained to the general public what Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency are all about.
The animated family television series first aired in 1989 presented an explanation of the nature of crypto-currency in its latest episode. The Simpsons is now in its 31st season, and for the 13th episode of the season, it called on Jim Parsons, best known for Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory, to explain the concept of cryptocurrency.
The Simpsons episode therefore tries to be simple and effective in order to explain how cryptocurrency works by saying for example that cryptocurrency is not kept in a wallet but on a computer.
The episode includes a number of details noticed by eagle-eyed pro-cryptos such as a whiteboard with a crypto formula that includes symbols for Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, perhaps Ethereum, and what appears to be Frinkcoin.
The goal is to make people understand that they are digital and not physical assets like a paper dollar bill or coins.
The Simpsons Game: Springfield
Remember that in 2018, cryptocurrency and Bitcoin were already in a Simpson’s video game. THE Simpsons game: Springfield. This game available for free on Android, iOS and Kindle Fire has indeed integrated a quest called “Crypto Cool” in the game where the goal is to make one of the characters talk about the blockchain technology without being able to explain it indefinitely, but also to mine bitcoin to 3 people.
This is not an isolated case among the Simpsons; Bitcoin was also presented in episodes 2013 and 2014 of the series.
Thus, the example of the Simpsons is perfect to show the possibility of this sector to make it known; it is clearly positive and should lead many new members of the public to take an interest in this “money of the future”.