As cryptocurrency increases in use, one of the major steps that must be taken for adoption is embedding cryptocurrency into the hearts and minds of the general public. Some of the best ways this can be done is through pop culture as cryptocurrency has been mentioned in a Google ad, crypto firms have sponsored UFC matches and NBA games and even a film was released last year which dealt somewhat into the use of cryptocurrency. This is because as new concepts are normalized in the eyes of the public they will be more receptive towards it as this has been seen with things such as artificial intelligence and social media.
Crypto and blockchain have scored a major coup in this regard as they were recently featured on popular animated television series The Simpsons in which Jim Parsons, the star of the show The Big Bang Theory, guest-starred to explain via song how cryptocurrency and blockchain work.
Crypto Comes to Springfield
The episode features an animated ledger that sings and dances and the song states that cryptocurrency will be the currency of the future and that blockchain will become more prominent.
“Each day I’m closer, to being the cash of the future. Not in your wallet, I’m in your computer!” The lyrics say.
Following the conclusion of Jim Parson’s talk, a message flashes on the screen that gives some explanation into the workings of cryptocurrency.
“Using the word “cryptocurrency” repeatedly while defining cryptocurrency makes it seem like we have a novice’s understanding of cryptocurrency. Well, that is a total pile of cryptocurrency. In this system, rules are defined for the creation of additional units of cryptocurrency. They can be generated by fiat like traditional currency or just thrown around randomly or all given to LeBron,” it says.
Naturally, this development was met with great praise from the crypto industry as it not only means that blockchain is being exposed to the masses, but it has been explained in a way that is simple to understand and can be easily embedded into a song on an animated TV show.