South Park, an animated series that often deals with current issues with a touch of humor, has shown that bitcoin has been used as a traditional payment method in the not too distant future.
In Thursday’s episode of “Post COVID” for its 24th season, South Park depicted one of the show’s protagonists, Stan Marsh, paying for a cheap hotel with Bitcoin (BTC) nearly 40 years later when the pandemic hit. Jokingly about to expire forever. The fictional Super 12 Motel Plus – in a future where almost all brands will include plus and maxx – accepts only “Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies”, and the offer features a Marsh payment by plastic card with the BTC logo and QR code.
“This is the future – we all decided that central banking was fraudulent, so we are relying more on fraudulent Ponzi schemes,” a hotel spokesperson said.
Many cryptocurrency insiders are familiar with South Park for his criticism of the US government and banks’ response to the 2008 financial crisis, popularized by the meme “Aaah…it’s all gone” – implying that Marsh loses money right after he deposits it. bank. Other predictions for the future in the final episode include self-driving vehicles, anthropomorphic digital assistants, and stand-up comedy that becomes a shadow of itself in the setting of “wake-up” culture.
While it is now common in the mainstream media to refer to cryptocurrencies and blockchain, this was not always the case. The first series with BTC was The Good Wife in January 2012, but others have continued to use new technology and financial tools for both comedy and drama. This year, blacklisted character James Spader claimed to know the true identity of Satoshi, and The Simpsons revealed that the price of BTC had moved endlessly on the animation tape.
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The appearance of Bitcoin in the popular animated series is due to the fact that the price of the crypto-asset has mostly remained below $60,000 for more than a week. According to Cointelegraph Markets Pro, BTC was at $59,237 at press time, down more than 14% since hitting $69,000 on November 10.