John Oliver helps you explain cryptocurrencies to your neighbor

At approximately 8:05 minutes into the video, noted author Don Tapscott, offers the best metaphor for why we should consider blockchain safe. Not to be missed.


Of course, talking about cryptocurrencies on TV has some limits because you want everyone to follow along. “It’s everything you don’t understand about money combined with everything you don’t understand about computers,” Oliver said.

But he manages to talk about many of the crazy things that happened in cryptoland recently, from Long Island Ice Tea rebranding to Long Blockchain to boost shares, to Dogecoin reaching $2 billion in market cap at some point even though it started as a joke.