Everything You Need To Know About “Bitcoin” On The Big Bang Theory


The Big Bang Theory plans to show their 12-million-plus audience the ins and outs of Bitcoins on the latest episode. Since the show focuses on geeky characters who make engineering jokes, comic book quirks, and more, the subject should fit right in.

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In “The Bitcoin Entanglement,” the gang finds a laptop that belongs to Penny’s ex-boyfriend. On the device, the gang finds a few bitcoins. “I can’t believe a single bitcoin is worth $5,000 dollars,” said Howard.

“Didn’t we mine some a few years ago?” asked Leonard. When the gang starts discussing their plans to spend the money, Raj mentions wanting to buy a tiger.

Mining Bitcoins On The Big Bang Theory

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As for the plot, when Howard opens up the laptop, he discovers that the folder is empty. Meanwhile, Sheldon Cooper has a smirk on his face as if he knows where the funds have been stored.

While most audiences aren’t familiar with Bitcoins, fans who love the cryptocurrency are excited to see their favorite payment method of payment the iconic CBS series this week.

As bitcoins have grown in popularity, they’ve been the subject of other series like Jeopardy, The Good Wife, Mr. Robot (clip here) and The Simpsons.

So What Is Bitcoin Payment, Anyway?

The Big Bang Theory | Photo Credit CBS
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If you haven’t seen a good description from the various shows above, bitcoin is a digital and global monetary system. Essentially, it allows for people to send or receive money over the internet, even if they do now know or trust the other person.

Unlike PayPal or other types of online currencies, bitcoins can be exchanged without having to be linked to a real identity. Therefore, this cryptocurrency can be sent anonymously and the mathematical field is what creates the security.

A Bitcoin address is an identifier of 26-35 alphanumerical characters that then represent the payment, like a checking account. In addition, these addresses can be created at no additional cost to the user. An example may begin with, 1BvBMSEstW…

On shows like Mr. Robot, the benefits of the bitcoin are done for illegal uses. However, on The Big Bang Theory, it’s simply meant to express a new form of payment and online protection for the users.

What do you think of this new subject for The Big Bang Theory?