Have you been called a “fanatic” for talking too much about bitcoin? Two of these videos are about you.
In addition to entertaining, some of these videos try to make the viewer reflect.
Bitcoin (BTC) is more than money, numbers, hashes, and algorithms. A human collective with some characteristics and traits in common develops around this cryptocurrency. Some comedians have been able to detect these peculiarities of bitcoiners and exploit them to create some funny content that are published on YouTube.
“A joke is a very serious thing,” said the British politician Winston Churchill. With this thought in mind let’s give play to the sense of humor bitcoiner and let’s enjoy what these creatives have prepared to delight their audience.
It is worth clarifying that the order of the five videos selected here is random and in no way constitutes a ranking.
1. Bitcoin fan
Did you ever They tried to be a fanatic for not stopping talking about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies? You may not realize it, but little by little you transformed into something similar to the character played by Lucas Rodríguez, from the Argentine humorous duo Rodríguez – Galati, in his sketch «Bitcoin fan».
«You are a moron. Did you know that the dollar is depreciating day by day? Trust me and buy the bitcoins, we are a band bitcoin fans “, Lucas, a fanatic bitcoiner with more emotion than knowledge, tells his friend Roberto.
With a jargon of the fans of soccer teams in Argentina, Lucas tries to convince Roberto that you should buy BTC and not save in dollars and much less in other cryptocurrencies. “We beat Ethereum as a visitor, we beat doge as a visitor … The bitcoiners rebanked it, gil!” Is Lucas’s argument.
For his part, Roberto cannot understand how someone becomes a fan of a coin. “It’s like I’m a fan of the Uruguayan peso!”, He says. This does not diminish the passion of Lucas who responds with a series of improvised football-inspired bitcoin songs.
2. From bitcoin to death
Finally, Lucas convinced Roberto to buy bitcoin. But there is a problem: Roberto does not want to be a hodler. This is what the second video of this selection is about, “From bitcoin to death”, also from the Rodríguez – Galati duo.
“You can’t be such a crap, brother!” Bitcoiner Lucas tells his friend Roberto when he tells him that he wants to sell his BTC after a rise in the price of the cryptoactive. “You have to holdear papa, you have to holdear, head!”, Argues the first.
In case his hodler harangue wasn’t enough, Lucas threatens Roberto: “If you sell it, you’re no longer a bitcoin fan!” and adds that he is «re bitcoin fan ».
The dialogue continues with various fillers and cliches typical of the bitcoiner field, which Lucas repeats over and over again. All this occurs due to total incomprehension on the part of Roberto, whose interest is to be able to take profits in fiat money to pay for electricity and his daughter’s college tuition.
3. Bitcoin restaurant
One of the main criticisms of the use of bitcoin as money and unit of account is its high volatility. This characteristic taken to the extreme is the protagonist of “Bitcoin Restaurant”, a 2-minute video published by the YouTube channel Backdoor in which the Mexican actors Alfonso Borbolla and Daniel García participate.
Daniel is a diner who talks with the waiter, Alfonso, about the restaurant’s menu. This gastronomic space has the peculiarity of accept only bitcoin as a means of payment.
Perhaps Elon Musk was tweeting something right at the time, or perhaps the SEC was issuing anti-Bitcoin releases. We are not sure why, but what we do know is that the price of BTC had such volatility that it caused the prices (expressed in that currency) to vary enormously from one second to the next.
His surprise is reflected on Daniel’s face as the waiter, undeterred, tells him about the variation in food prices. The solution to the volatility problem comes through an unexpected decision by the restaurant towards the end of the video.
4. So and so buys bitcoin
Cartoon video “So and so buys bitcoin” it is to laugh, but also to reflect. The manipulation of markets, FOMO and FUD, are portrayed over 3 minutes in which it is seen how Fulanito’s investment multiplies, along with the price of BTC, and then returns to its initial point, without leaving any financial gain.
“At least I learned not to play without knowing what the game is about,” reflects Fulanito. In any case, this teaching is not embodied in him, because in a short time he knows a new way of, supposedly, become a millionaire quickly with cryptocurrencies, and falls back into the trap.
“So and so buys bitcoin” is published on the YouTube channel “Almost Creative”. There are other videos on various topics that are meant to entertain and make you think, including “Your relationship with money,” “If bitcoin were a person,” “What I learned in 2020,” and “Types of doctors.”
5. The crypto mine
A young man wants to learn about bitcoin. Even though it exists numerous material available on the Internet for free, he considers that it is not enough and approaches a dubious Bitcoin academy.
On this revolves the argument of the video “The crypto mine”, found in “Joaco’s Channel” on YouTube. With promises of quick and easy money, the academy ‘professors’ introduce the victim / student to the world of cryptocurrencies.
It was a bad decision for this young man to get into that academy! Two minutes after entering, they tell you that has a debt of USD 2,000 with the exchange Binance and now he must recruit new members to pay off what he owes.
Now, the student is involved in a Ponzi scheme that will be difficult for him to get out of. Does its history sound familiar to you? We do. CriptoNoticias has reported on several trading and cryptocurrency academies that received complaints for alleged scams and situations similar to the one that this video shows with humor.
Like “Fulanito buys bitcoin”, “The crypto mine” is a video to laugh, but also to reflect on the safeguards to be taken when entering the world of cryptocurrencies.