The popularity and influence of cryptocurrencies is growing rapidly, as gidital coins are embracing ever more broadening audience and making inroads in different life spheres. They are often referred to in TV shows, cartoons, and even entire networks. The recent step of Bitcoin towards mass adoption is featuring the popular freemium game, The Simpsons: Tapped Out.
The Simpsons: Tapped Out is a very popular game within the genre launched in 2012. Owned by EA Mobile and available in iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire, the game has been around for over half a decade. EA estimates that it has made more than $130 million since its launch. A new update called Crypto Cool will tart up the game and heighten interest of crypto enthusiasts.
— Armin van Bitcoin ⚡ (@ArminVanBitcoin) May 15, 2018
The game begins as per usual: Homer is not taking his nuclear power plant job seriously, playing mobile games instead of working. Martin is talking about blockchain all the time, mentioning it numerous times, without explaining exactly what it is. Admitting that he had never heard of blockchain “until last week”, he says: “I mined some bitcoin with my computer, and then the value went through the roof” and adds: “Now I act like I’m an expert on it!”
Once players completed this task, they are also be asked to encourage three youngsters to mine bitcoin on their computers.
Bitcoin is mentioned in different shows as well. In 2014, it was mentioned in Family Guy and Supernatural. It has also been mentioned in Almost Human, House of Cards, Person of Interest, and the Good Wife.
As was previously reported by Coinspeaker, in the latest episode 7 of Season 5 in HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ series, cryptocurrencies have taken the center stage and became the theme of the episode. The episode is titled as “Initial Coin Offering” and takes a balanced approach while covering the very controversial and complex space of ICOs.
Cryptocurrencies started occupying Youtube as well. Recently, cryptocurrency Youtuber Jason Appleton — known as Crypto Crow — has inked an agreement with CBS for a 13-episode cryptocurrency show that will air later this year (first) in New York markets as a test for popularity.
“This will be the first time a cryptocurrency Youtuber has launched their own television series fully paid for by Bitcoin. All promotional sponsors, features and the like are paid by Bitcoin,” the CBS announcement reads.
Episodes of the Crypto Crow Show will be targeted at informing beginners about topics including cryptocurrencies, ICOs, mining, trading, and more.