The US TV anime “South Park,” which often deals with current issues with a comedy touch, aired the topic that Bitcoin will be used as the mainstream payment method in the not too distant future.
In the 24th season episode “Post COVID,” aired on the 25th, one of the show’s protagonists, Stan Marsh, is cheap to use Bitcoin (BTC) about 40 years after the pandemic is allegedly over. It was drawn to pay the accommodation fee at the motel. The fictitious accommodation “Super 12 Motel Plus” only accepts “Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies”, and Marsh paid for it using a plastic card with the BTC logo and QR code on the show. ..
“This is a future story. We have determined that a centralized bank is fraudulent, so we have become more confident in ad hoc prayers,” said an accommodation clerk. rice field.
South Park is known for criticizing the response of the US government and banks after the 2008 financial crisis. It gained popularity with the meme “aaa and … it’s gone”, where Marsh lost money shortly after depositing money in a bank. In addition to this, future predictions that self-driving cars, holographic digital assistants, and stand-up comedies will hide in the “woke culture” (movement to prevent racial and social discrimination) are talked about. ..
Mentioning cryptocurrencies and blockchain in the mainstream media is now commonplace, but in the past the situation was different. The first TV series to feature BTC was “The Good Wife” in January 2012. Cryptocurrencies are now being used for both comedy and drama in other TV series. This year, James Spader’s character from “Blacklist” claims to know Satoshi’s identity, and “The Simpsons” shows how BTC prices move infinitely in an animated stock ticker feed. I expressed it.
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