Probably one of the most popular videos to go viral in the bitcoin, crypto and blockchain communities in the week of 2-22-2020 was Jim Parsons explanation of Cryptocurrencies on The Simpsons.
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Here is the entire text (minus the non-crypto drama) from the video for your crypto schooling:
For Cryptocurrency to work, we need a record of every transaction that occurs. These are recorded in what’s called a distributed ledger.
“I’m a consensus of shared and synchronized digital data spread across multiple platforms from Shanghai to Grenada. Each day I’m closer to being cash of the future, not in your wallet, I’m in your computer.”
When you use the currency, the transaction is recorded in the ledger. And when one ledger book gets filled up, we add to a chain of previous books. That’s the blockchain.
If you would like to learn more about how cryptocurrencies work, here’s everything else you need to know (this is the text from the screen in the video that Jim Parsons refers to):
Cryptocurrency is a system that does not rely on a non-cryptocurrency central authority, but instead relies on non-centralized distributed consensus of cryptocurrency ownership. Using the word “Cryptocurrency” repeatedly when defending cryptocurrency makes it seem like we have a cryptocurrency novice’s understanding of cryptocurrency. Well, that is 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. But for some reason these crypto guys are really into computers. So we have big buildings full of energy-gobbling air-conditioned computers solving useless math problems. But now we can’t have straws?! Also, we know Satoshi is, but we’re not telling.”
And good-bye from me, super-cool Jim Parsons.
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