Which Simpsons Crypto Predictions Came True?

Where does Bart think XRP is going?

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The Simpsons and crypto have a long and checkered history. While we’ve seen plenty of scathing comments from Springfield about how non-fungible tokens are ‘worthless,’ the creators of the iconic Fox series have also playfully predicted a Bitcoin price valued at $∞.

Before becoming unfathomably bullish and taking Homer and Bart’s behavior as financial advice, it’s worth exploring whether any of The Simpsons’ crypto predictions have come true.

The Simpsons and Cryptocurrency

The Simpsons have a knack for making wild predictions that eventually come true. Some of the most famous Simpsons’ predictions include the Donald Trump presidency, Disney’s acquisition of Fox, and the construction of the London Shard 14 years before its construction began.


As blockchain technology and the world of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum (ETH), and Solana (SOL) continue to grow, mentions of digital assets in popular shows are becoming more frequent.

What are some of the most memorable crypto moments in the Simpsons?

5 Crypto Appearances in the Simpsons

From XRP hitting astronomical values to crypto being hinted at in the 1990s, let’s recap some key crypto appearances in Simpson’s history.

1. Ripple (XRP) to $589

If you’ve ever seen an episode of The Simpsons before, you’ll know that the show’s iconic intro sequence always begins with Bart scrawling repeated messages on his classroom’s blackboard.


Likely serving detention for one of his many misdemeanors, the repeated phrase differs in every episode. Considering the lifespan of the hit show, this is already an impressive feat.

Bart XRP to 589 meme.
Source: The Simpsons

In February 2020, at the beginning of the ‘Frinkcoin’ episode, Bart was seen writing ‘XRP to hit $589 USD by EOY’. At the time, the crypto market was in an excitable state, with prices rising across the board and Bitcoin halving just months away.

Unfortunately for XRP bulls, this prediction never came true. Despite enjoying impressive returns in the following bull run, the popular altcoin struggled to break $2 and has languished ever since.

2. Bart Simpson Becomes an NFT

The Simpsons Halloween specials, also known as the ‘Treehouse of Horror,’ have long been met with a polarizing reception from fans. Love or hate them, these episodes generally offer a dystopian yet humorous commentary on present issues in our society.

Marge from Simpsons together with crypto nfts.
Source: The Simpsons

In 2023, the Simpsons turned their attention to a devastated NFT market. In the episode, Homer mints his son Bart into an NFT who lives on the blockchain. Fortunately for Bart, Marge dives on-chain to rescue him, but not before encountering plenty of blockchain easter eggs that delighted crypto fans.

The episode featured iconic digital art pieces from Beeple, characters from the Yuga Labs’ Bored Ape Yacht Club, and even a large Satoshi Nakamoto statue. 

Noah Bolanowksi, a famous NFT art collector and CryptGallery advisor, praised the episode for highlighting digital art instead of focusing purely on generative profile pictures, which the show paints as ‘the bottom of the barrel.’

3. Bitcoin (BTC) to Infinity

One of the most dramatic Simpsons crypto predictions aired in 2021 amidst a wild period in both traditional and crypto markets. The ‘Burger Kings’ episode saw Marge Simpson become an obsessive stock trader.

Simpsons crypto bitcoin to infinity meme.
Source: The Simpsons

During the episode, Marge watches a television show discussing stock trading and current market prices. On the screen, we can see that Bitcoin has hit $∞.

The significance of this Easter Egg was met with conflicting opinions. The bulls argue that it suggests that the show’s creators are bullish on Bitcoin and expect it to continue rising. On the other hand, it could also suggest that Bitcoin’s value is inherently worthless and cryptocurrency as a whole will collapse upon itself.

4. Frinkcoin

If you’re having trouble explaining to your friends what cryptocurrency is and how blockchain works, maybe this fun Simpsons episode is precisely what you need. In the ‘Frinkcoin’ episode, Professor Frink shows Lisa an educational video about crypto featuring ‘The Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons.

The video highlights the convenience of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology but also serves as a disclaimer and warning to viewers by subtly comparing crypto markets to a slot machine. 

5. Crypto Barn

This is where things start getting peculiar. The first time crypto was mentioned on The Simpsons dates back in 1997, over a decade before the invention of Bitcoin, the world’s first cryptocurrency.

In the mysterious episode, The Crypto Barn is a shady-looking shop selling ‘loads of codes’, ‘secret codes’, and ‘the right password.’

While there is no specific mention of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, or blockchain technology, the fact that you could buy ‘the right password’ arguably parallels the sheer frequency of crypto-related hacks and scams in the space.

On the other hand, this could be a complete coincidence. Cryptography existed long before cryptocurrency was invented, so it’s more likely that the ‘Crypto Barn’ in the Simpsons was a reference to general cyber materials rather than an asset class that would be invented over ten years later.

Are The Simpsons Pro-Crypto?

Despite having mentioned cryptocurrency or blockchain numerous times throughout its history, the Simpsons has maintained a neutral view of blockchain technology and the crypto market.

One could argue that The Simpsons’ suggestion that the XRP will hit $589 makes them pro-crypto, but the fact that this price is so obviously ridiculous means that the claim is likely pure satire. 

Granted, the hit show has poked fun at the crypto market, but they’ve also never outwardly declared that they are against cryptocurrency entirely. 

On the Flipside

  • Massive corporations like Fox need to ensure that they aren’t endorsing subject matter that could still be considered a legal gray area. Unsurprisingly, the Simpsons have kept their views and representation of cryptocurrency light, good-humored, and neutral.

Why This Matters

The Simpsons is one of the world’s longest-running series. With over 760 episodes aired since 1989, Springfield’s characters have delighted audiences worldwide. The series’ mention of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology helps to familiarize The Simpsons’ considerable audience with the Web3 world.


Is Simpson coin a good investment?

Simpson coin is meme coin and, as such, should be treated with care and not taken too seriously.

Did the Simpsons predict Bitcoin?

The Simpsons did not predict the existence of Bitcoin. However, the show once playfully suggested that Bitcoin had infinite value.

What did The Simpsons say about XRP?

In the show’s famous intro sequence, Bart once wrote ‘XRP to $589 USD’ on his classroom’s blackboard. Unfortunately for Ripple fans, this prediction never came true.

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Finn Miller

Finn Miller is a New Zealand-based blockchain writer for DailyCoin who specializes in simplifying complex blockchain topics. He is experienced in crafting whitepapers, researching on-chain data, and advising emerging crypto projects, and uses his unconventional approach to learning and passion for knowledge to provide cornerstone educational content for readers of all levels. When not exploring the depths of DeFi, Finn can be found exploring his other passion, the great outdoors.