It may have taken over the world in 2017, but it seems the cryptocurrency has finally reached its final form of dominance in our culture: a rap song.
The song “Bitcoin Ca$h,” by rapper Lil Windex, features such poetic lines as “Bitch, I got that bitcoin cash” and “I use hundreds as napkins / and throw them out, oh / And I just bought a robot / That folds all my clothes.”
The accompanying video shown above (via Gizmodo), also strangely features Lil Windex and pals making it rain with paper currency, which runs in opposition to the whole point of cryptocurrency.
The song also plays off the scalability conflict that led to the creation of bitcoin cash (which, yes, is different from bitcoin), the result of a “hard fork” by those who wanted bitcoin on a larger scale (and supposedly hews closer to the original vision of bitcoin as imagined by its mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto.)
I don’t really understand a word of it but it’s still terrific.
This song may be serious or it may be parody, I really don’t care because it’s glorious.
Correction: An earlier version of this story mistakenly claimed the song was about bitcoin instead of bitcoin cash.