But to be fair, they're a long way behind remote-controlled junk cages.
Stephen Colbert, the charismatic host of CBS’ The Late Show, isn’t holding back his punches or his jokes when it comes to Bitcoin.
In a segment dubbed “Quarantinewhile,” which features a roundup of amusing news stories for viewers to watch while stuck inside, Colbert referenced a recent report from Vice in which hackers took control of internet-connected chastity cages — devices worn by men to prevent them from engaging in any sort of sexual activity — and demanded Bitcoin (BTC) to unlock them.
“Getting paid in Bitcoin? That’s the second stupidest idea I’ve heard,” said Colbert with a chuckle, implying the first would be:
“Apparently these people hooked up their dong cages to the net and then they got hacked [...] Of course this is going to happen — it’s one thing to give control of your deprivation box to a loved one, but it’s quite a leap of faith to say: let’s put my junk up in the cloud.”
Colbert was one of the few late night talk show hosts to do a mainstream segment on cryptocurrency back in April 2013 when the price of Bitcoin was fluctuating between $50-300.