- Bitcoin is mentioned in the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
- Colbert also talks about blockchain.
- The crypto community loved the sketch.
Bitcoin is once again getting mainstream media exposure as it was mentioned in the “Late Show” by its host, Stephen Colbert.
Crypto Mainstream Media Exposure
During the latest episode of the Late Show Thursday night, Stephen Colbert made some jokes mentioning bitcoin and blockchain as he referred to a clip of President Donald Trump in Louisiana.
Trump held a Nov. 7 rally in the state to support the Republican gubernatorial challenger, Eddie Rispone, who is trying to unseat incumbent Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards in the nation’s last governor’s race of the year.
Trump asked the crowd:
So, is there any place you would rather be than in a Trump rally on a beautiful, wonderful evening in Louisiana?
Colbert took the opportunity to answer the President of the United States where he would rather be than in a Trump rally. According to the renowned comedian, he would rather be talking to “someone who knows a lot about bitcoin” than in a crowded place with Trump supporters.
Off the top of my head, the DMV, the dentist, someone else’s child’s clarinet recital, a Soviet gulag, covered in honey and staked to an anthill, sliding down a 50-foot razor blade into a bathtub of gin, and in conversation with someone who knows a lot about bitcoin.
Go on, go on about blockchain.
Crypto The Crypto Community Reacts
Larry Cermak, Director of Research at The Block, said that Colbert’s remarks made the perfect meme for all blockchain supporters.
Decent meme content for all the blockchain shills pic.twitter.com/ANu1ALMI9n
— Larry Cermak (@lawmaster) November 8, 2019
Anthony Sassano, Product Marketing Manager at Set, joked about how positive mainstream media exposure can be for bitcoin.
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This is so bullish for Bitcoin think about how many people watch Colbert! They’re all going to open Coinbase accounts and stack an enormous amount of sats!!!
$1 million BTC soon 🚀🚀🚀🔥🔥🔥
— Anthony Sassano | sassal.eth 🍩 (@sassal0x) November 8, 2019
Meanwhile, Sasha Fleyshman, a cryptocurrency trader, showed the difference between “two types of nocoiners.”
There’s two types of nocoiners:
1) People like Colbert (even if he’s kidding) that associate Bitcoin with being Vegan or Crossfit. They don’t want to go down the rabbit hole with us
2) Those that bring up Bitcoin every time they see us. First thing out of their mouth every time
— Sasha Fleyshman (@ArcaChemist) November 8, 2019
It was not long ago when bitcoin made its first appearances on mainstream media. Now, it is becoming part of the global financial system and investors around the world are using it as a hedge against financial turmoil. It remains to be seen where this cryptocurrency will go from here.
This article was edited by Sam Bourgi.
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