South Park, an animated television series that often takes a humorous twist on current events, has used Bitcoin as its primary means of payment in the not-too-distant future.
In the 24th season of the episode “Submit COVID” aired today, South Park described one of the show’s main characters, Stan Marsh, who, when the pandemic strikes, will be paying to stay in a cheap motel in Bitcoin (BTC) in about 40 years . The joke finally comes to an end. Fictitious Huge 12 motel as well – in a future in which almost all brand names have “plus” and “maxx” – only accept “Bitcoins and other crypto currencies”, whereby the Marsh program pays for plastic cards with the BTC logo and QR code.
“This is the future – we’ve all decided that central banks are rigged with fraud, so we have more faith in fast-flying Ponzi systems overnight,” said the motel employee.
Many in the crypto space know South Park for his criticism of the US government and banks’ response to the 2008 financial crisis, made popular by the meme “aaaand … it goes,” which means that Marsh has the money he’s on had deposited with the bank, had lost immediately. Other futuristic predictions in the most recent episode include self-driving cars, a digital hologram assistant, and stand-up comedy that becomes its own shadow amid a “wake-up” culture.
While it’s common these days to talk about cryptocurrencies and blockchains in the mainstream media, this hasn’t always been the case. The first TV series with BTC is The good wife in January 2012, but others have continued to use the emerging technology and financial instrument for both comedy and drama. This year, James Spader’s character is in Blacklist claims to know the true identity of Satoshi and the Simpsons, shows BTC price moves ad infinitum in an animated stock feed.
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Bitcoin’s appearance in the popular animated series comes from the fact that the price of the crypto asset has mostly stayed below USD 60,000 for more than a week. According to data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, BTC was priced at $ 59,237 at press time, after having fallen since hitting an all-time high of $ 69,000 on Nov.