The animated sitcom Futurama recently released an episode called “How the West Was 101001,” which mocks cryptocurrency miners. The episode, set in the year 3023, features characters mining bitcoin and facing bankruptcy as a result of its volatility. They then try to make money by mining a toxic metal used for crypto mining called thallium. The show also humorously highlights concerns about the environmental impact of cryptocurrency mining. The fictional world includes a “crypto country” named Doge City, referencing the popular meme coin Dogecoin. Futurama has a long history and has recently premiered its 11th season on Hulu.

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