One of America’s most famous comedian, Kevin Hart, has given us what may well become an iconic TV moment for it encapsulates something about the advancement of the still new cryptocurrency technology.
Speaking live during a telethon fundraiser, actor Jay Ellis has someone on the phone, and says to him/her ok let’s ask Kev:
“Hey Kev, I got someone who wants to know if we do bitcoin, ethereum, or any cryptocurrency?”
“If we do… if we do what?” – says Kev. “I don’t take that… that voodoo money. WE DON’T TAKE THE VOODOO! OK? So if you’re out there trying to give us the voodoo money, we don’t…”
“What?” – Kev then asks as he is seemingly interrupted by his earpiece. “We do take the voodoo?” “We do take… hold on, this is actually, hold on Jay don’t hang up.”
Then turning to the audience: “I’m being told that we actually do take cryptocurrency… er…. I’m being told that it’s a legitimate investment that’s worth almost $250 bi… ok, yeah… alright so we do take it… yeah… YES, Jay, we take it, we take it.”
Scripted or legit is far less relevant than that something this tells us about bitcoin’s place in the American culture of today.
It also tells us about the big shift, from voodoo money as was and still remains for some, to a legit investment that is accepted by Kevin Hart.
That means bitcoin has entered a new stage, and it’s here where things are about to get a lot more interesting as resistance to cryptos falls and we enter the stage of “then they join.”