This strip first appeared in issue #254 of Linux (Pro) Magazine, in October 2021 when the price of Bitcoin was approaching an all-time high (it subsequently reached $69k in November 2021). As I write this it hasn’t aged well, with BTC now down at $20k, but I’m pretty certain it’ll shoot up again at some point, and this strip will become relevant once again!

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↓ Transcript
[Panel 1: Elvie and James are talking. Elvie is looking at her laptop]

Elvie: After the recent rise in the value of Bitcoin, I decided to do a thorough analysis of the protocol and the ecosystem surrounding it.

And I’ve discovered a significant problem…

James: What?

[Panel 2]

Elvie: I don't actually own any Bitcoin!