'Shit Bitcoin Fanatics Say' Will Have You In Stitches

Developer and comedian Scott Rose takes a look at the funny side of bitcoin.

AccessTimeIconMar 6, 2014 at 3:41 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. UTC

The bitcoin community has had a rough couple of months, with some prophesying the end of bitcoin and others lining up to bash the fledgling technology at every turn.

So, maybe it’s time to forget all this negativity and just have some fun.

By day, bitcoin fanatic Scott Rose is a developer at FileMaker in Austin, Texas; by night, he's a comedian. Rose believes strongly in bitcoin’s potential to change our world for the better, but he can also see the funny side of his obsession. So, he makes videos.

They “primarily make fun of my own bitcoin enthusiasm with a little bit of self-deprecating humour,” he says.

Rose claims people often overlook the amazing, positive developments happening in the bitcoin world, as well as the incredibly innovative and supportive community that is building around the currency.

To paraphrase Mark Twain, he adds, “The reports of bitcoin’s death have been greatly exaggerated."

Rose considers his ‘Shit Bitcoin Fanatics Say’ videos a “special gift to the bitcoin community, to lift their spirits with laughter when things seem low”. Everything in the videos is something Rose has said, at some time or other.

Check them out below. Here's part one:

And, part two:


Please note that our privacy policy, terms of use, cookies, and do not sell my personal information has been updated.

The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.

Learn more about Consensus 2024, CoinDesk’s longest-running and most influential event that brings together all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Head to consensus.coindesk.com to register and buy your pass now.