Comedian Ellen DeGeneres Welcomes Bitcoin to the Mainstream
American comedian and talk show host Ellen Lee DeGeneres recently spared a few minutes to explain to her 3 million strong audience what bitcoin is. DeGeneres hilariously compares the controversial number one cryptocurrency with a “Digital Goat.”
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DeGeneres: “Pretend Like Bitcoin Is a Goat”
On the February 15th episode of her popular talk show, DeGeneres gave her watchers a quick primer on BTC. “One thing I am down with right now, that I think everybody is learning about, is bitcoin,” she said. “Who’s heard of bitcoin? Who can explain what bitcoin is? Liar. Nobody knows how it works. Nobody.”
If you want to know what bitcoin is, I learned about it. A bit. pic.twitter.com/txICiTXYgi
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 15, 2018
DeGenerges then compared bitcoin with a picture of a goat on the internet:
“Pretend like bitcoin is a goat. Now it’s adorable … and you want to pick it up and pet it. But you can’t because it’s not there, it doesn’t exist except for on that internet right there, just like bitcoin is a digital currency.”
DeGeneres continued poking fun, saying she would choose a baby goat over the cryptocurrency if given a choice. Apart from the light humor, the comedian already clearly knows more than many.
“You’re probably thinking, ‘Ellen if I can’t touch it, where do I keep my bitcoin? In a digital purse?’ It’s kind of true. You keep it in a digital wallet,” DeGeneres said. “A digital wallet holds all of your bitcoin, unlike a real wallet which holds receipts and punch cards for things like a free Jamba Juice.”
The Celebrity Herd Is Coming?
Ellen may be no enthusiast yet, but plenty of other celebs and noteworthy personalities are betting their money on cryptocurrencies.
A few days back, pop star Katy Perry shared a picture of her nails brushed with the logos of cryptocurrencies. In the past, other notable personalities like Floyd Mayweather, Dan Bilzerian, John Cena, and Mike Tyson have publicly endorsed cryptocurrency projects too.
Rapper 50 cent apparently is a bitcoin millionaire, collecting approximately 700 bitcoins from sales of his album Animal Ambition back in 2014. Luckily, he got his “coin” as he remembered his wallet credentials.
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