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The future is Bitcoin according to South Park developers


South Park, the animated television series that frequently deals with topical problems with a comical twist, revealed Bitcoin being utilized as a mainstream suggests of payment in the not too long run.

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In the “Post COVID” episode of its 24th season which aired Thursday, South Park portrayed among the program’s lead characters, Stan Marsh, spending for a remain in an inexpensive motel utilizing Bitcoin (BTC) approximately 40 years from now, when the pandemic is jokingly ready to end for great. The imaginary Super 12 Motel Plus — in a future where almost all trademark name have “plus” and “maxx” consisted of — just accepts “Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency,” with the program having Marsh pay utilizing a plastic card with the BTC logo design and a QR code.

“It’s the future — we’ve all decided centralized banking is rigged so we trust more in fly-by-night Ponzi schemes,” stated the motel clerk.

Many in the crypto area understand South Park for its criticism of the United States federal government’s and banks’ reaction following the 2008 monetary crisis, promoted by the meme “aaaand… it’s gone” — describing Marsh losing cash instantly after transferring it in a bank. Among the other future forecasts in the current episode are self-governing automobiles, holographic digital assistants and stand-up funny ending up being a shadow of itself in the middle of “woke” culture.

Though referencing cryptocurrency and blockchain in traditional media is rather prevalent now, this wasn’t constantly the case. The very first television series to include BTC was The Good Wife in January 2012, however others have actually gone on to utilize the emerging innovation and monetary tool for both funny and drama. This year, James Spader’s character in The Blacklist declared to understand the real identity of Satoshi, and The Simpsons revealed the BTC cost relocating to infinity on an animated stock ticker feed.

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Bitcoin’s look on the popular animated series comes as the cost of the crypto property has actually remained primarily under $60,000 for more than a week. According to information from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, the BTC cost is $59,237 at the time of publication, having actually fallen more than 14% given that reaching an all-time high of $69,000 on Nov. 10.