Bitcoin: 8 funny money videos

Videos take shots at the crypto-currency that seemingly no one understands

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The crypto-currency Bitcoin emerged in 2009 but has really exploded into the mainstream this year, grabbing positive (customer buys a Tesla Model S car using Bitcoin) and negative (paired with Cryptolocker ransomware) headlines. But you know Bitcoin has really made it because comics are embracing it. Here’s a sampling from YouTube of the funny and perhaps not so funny (and here’s one that actually does explain Bitcoin. I get it now. No really.

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Bitcoins: Everything, nothing, something

Funny or Die recognizes that nobody understands Bitcoins and tries to help (includes one bit of NSFW).

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The Colbert treatment

“The online currency Bitcoin joins a rich tradition of made-up currencies like Camel Cash and the euro.”

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“How do I make them be money?”

Cracked finds a guy who wants to trade in his stock options for Bitcoins (this one goes on…).

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Obligatory Mastercard bitcoin parody

A dark one.

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What isn’t bitcoin?

Vooza, which produces humorous videos about the startup world, tackles Bitcoin.

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Love You Like A Bitcoin

A twist on Selena Gomez’s “I love you like a love song.” Hey, can’t be worse, right?

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Stop looking at the price of Bitcoin

This young man has had it with Bitcoin.

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Bitcoin animated

This animated video isn’t intended to be especially hilarious, but you might learn a thing or two and chuckle along with the characters.