Cryptocurrencies: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Publicado el 12 mar 2018
  • Digital currencies are generating a lot of excitement. John Oliver enlists Keegan-Michael Key to get potential investors equally excited about the concept of caution.
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Comentarios • 11 612

  • Hot Chili Pepper
    Hot Chili Pepper Hace 55 minutos

    Lol everything is fine John, take it easy.

  • M.B O
    M.B O Hace un hora

    This actually is, by far, the worst generation in history....

  • Ian Lisk
    Ian Lisk Hace un hora


  • Maxstyle !
    Maxstyle ! Hace un hora


  • Andrew York
    Andrew York Hace un hora

    not funny

  • Deep Waters
    Deep Waters Hace 2 horas

    Crypto Clarify is a great resource I stumbled upon. Breaks down a verity of alt coins, who the developers are, the purpose of the coin and how they are using the blockchain technology. Good for someone like me who is still trying to figure this all out.

  • Ryan Buckner
    Ryan Buckner Hace 2 horas

    Crypto Clarify is a great resource I stumbled upon. Breaks down a verity of alt coins, who the developers are, the purpose of the coin and how they are using the blockchain technology. Good for someone like me who is still trying to figure this all out.

  • Robert Carver
    Robert Carver Hace 2 horas

    god why

  • Mitchell Anderson
    Mitchell Anderson Hace 2 horas
    And...he's out. :)

  • Fake Boi
    Fake Boi Hace 2 horas

    I thought the press conferences in the show Silicon Valley were over exaggerated but after that bitconnect thing I think they're not exaggerated enough

  • ChriS Dix
    ChriS Dix Hace 3 horas

  • timothy mechling
    timothy mechling Hace 3 horas

    Madness and Genius are two nodes to the same bitcoin.

  • Social Media
    Social Media Hace 4 horas

    "Splooge 'n Split".

  • Social Media
    Social Media Hace 4 horas

    "Pump 'n Dump" sounds suspiciously like the badly-named chain of Midwestern (U.S.A.) Convenience Stores, "Kum 'n Go". #KumNGoIsREAL.

  • [D3Z] TheMultiverseGamers - MrCoax

    I had to turn down volume in fear of my neighbours...

  • Johannes
    Johannes Hace 4 horas

    Well researched as always and the first topic I already knew a lot about before. Almost everything John Oliver was saying is right, especially at the very end (well, it was Key who was saying don't invest more than you can afford to lose but that's the most important massage of this whole video) Nevertheless, I will keep hodling, I'm ready to lose some money for the very small possibility of making a lot out of a small investment. I'm totally aware of the fact that this is nothing else but gambling. But as a mid-20 guy in a poorly paid job this is the only opportunity I have in order to save enough money for my retirement.

  • Ejim J
    Ejim J Hace 4 horas

    John Oliver is so fuckin dumb. Fuckin dumb as shit.

  • StuffedAnimalAdvisor
    StuffedAnimalAdvisor Hace 5 horas

    Currencies have value because they are backed by government.

    Take American dollar, there are laws about all businesses must accept it as payment, you cannot deface or destroy the's a federal crime.
    GDP, inflation, how powerful we are...makes a difference in perception of how powerful our money is.
    The same could be said for all other countries what happens to bit coin if most people don't bother with it?

  • xcho20
    xcho20 Hace 5 horas +1

    it's worth mentioning, that cryptocurrencies, and bitcoin in particular, are extremely convenient for black market transactions. and that is THE problem imo

    • MrManBuzz
      MrManBuzz Hace 19 minutos

      xcho20 Wrong. There's a public ledger showing EVERY TRANSACTION EVER MADE in the case of Bitcoin and many others. Yes there as some that are privacy coins like XMR but they're a small niche in the crypo market.
      Please educate yourself more on the technology before you try to speak with authority on it.

    • xcho20
      xcho20 Hace un hora

      well, yeah, maybe. but i was talking about cryptocurrencies and the fact that they leave practically no money trail

    • MrManBuzz
      MrManBuzz Hace un hora

      xcho20 Oh and cash and the banks that launder it aren't the problem?

  • Travis Williams
    Travis Williams Hace 5 horas

    Fuck yeah good for dan from college humor

  • MntDewMania 2
    MntDewMania 2 Hace 6 horas

    I remember the first time I heard about bitcoin years ago and you could set up your computer to 'mine' for bitcoin and I thought to myself, this is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of ......sigh

  • max m
    max m Hace 7 horas

    Dan is the man!

  • Adam Brandolino
    Adam Brandolino Hace 7 horas

    "Its Easy Peezey and toddler CZ." oh I really spit up my coffee after that

  • Alex Nuta
    Alex Nuta Hace 8 horas

    I still want a stupid robot on my face, though. :-(

  • Eugenio Lopez
    Eugenio Lopez Hace 9 horas

    H.O.D.L means "Hold On for Dear Life" you uncultured heathen. Nice vid though.

    • MrManBuzz
      MrManBuzz Hace un hora

      Eugenio Lopez That was applied retroactively. Ohh I love seeing smartasses be so wrong.
      Hodls origin was a typo on a forum. Oliver wasn't wrong.

  • MrElciupacabra
    MrElciupacabra Hace 9 horas

    you didn't mention that CrypoCurrency is the first competition in history for the banks? and the first time in their lives ... bank has competition? and that banks in 10 years will no longer exist?

  • Larry Goellner
    Larry Goellner Hace 9 horas

    danneedsahugcoin? I am not sure if this is good name for a coin, but I am sure he needs a hug.

  • moriart13
    moriart13 Hace 10 horas

    Miners are subhuman, no racism

  • esgarramanter
    esgarramanter Hace 10 horas

    For me, cryptocurrency is like if Bison dollars were impossible to falsify.

  • Eduardo
    Eduardo Hace 10 horas

    "It won't let people chicken up your nugs" 😂😂😂😂😂😂
    That is true humor

  • Nick Petron
    Nick Petron Hace 10 horas

    😳 is that bitconnect crap real??? Seriously??? WOW.

  • Katarina Torres
    Katarina Torres Hace 11 horas


  • Zeng Bryant
    Zeng Bryant Hace 12 horas


  • Cyber Punk
    Cyber Punk Hace 12 horas

    Great show man, I enjoyed

  • omkar chauhan
    omkar chauhan Hace 12 horas

    after making a billion with the #hodlgang gotta join the #guccigang😎

  • William Dell
    William Dell Hace 14 horas +1

    Hey, you leave Carlos *ALONE!*

  • hotneo7
    hotneo7 Hace 14 horas

    When the Titanic hit the iceberg, the staff told people the ship couldn't sink and that they should go back inside instead of board the lifeboats. Now with the US fiat dollar all but dead since the inception of the Fed in 1913, people are choosing to face reality and get on a different monetary system, like crypto. However risky it is, the fact is no fiat currency has ever lasted without higher inflation. So of course the mainstream commentaries like John Oliver will do the bank's work of scaring people away from the lifeboats, and on this sinking dollar that the world is already leaving. Your savings, your investments, your future will go down with the fiat dollar too. Those that got on the lifeboats live on to tell about it, and that is just what people buying cryptos is doing.

    • DetectiveRackham
      DetectiveRackham Hace 4 horas +1

      It is unfortunate fact that so many countries use the US dollar as the standard/backup currency, and that the US has military capability to force the change in opinion of anyone who dares to change that status. This is objective truth, and a reason why the US cannot really become bankrupt without taking the rest of the world down with it. It is not in my, or your, best interest to live through such a world.

  • Ella Dyer
    Ella Dyer Hace 14 horas

    Interesting: Bye, by Brock :)

  • Abcde Fghij
    Abcde Fghij Hace 14 horas

    Yup....keep yelling to common people that its "potentially dangerous investment" while the big banks are investing heavily in bitcoin.......what will this do is keep public away frm the investment while a few private banks will pool up most of it and again create a economic system as its now for some more years to come and come clean.

  • Scuzo
    Scuzo Hace 16 horas

    What is absolutely hilarious, is that on Johns orders I googled Brock Pierce Scandal, the entire first page is about how Brock got kicked off EOS as a result of this video. Love you John

  • Michael Bayne
    Michael Bayne Hace 16 horas

    "Won't let people chicken up your nugs" lololololol

  • World Crypto Con
    World Crypto Con Hace 16 horas

    Should we invite John Oliver to World Crypto Con in Las Vegas? Maybe he can do this bit live for all of the attendees!

  • kamtugi mtugi
    kamtugi mtugi Hace 16 horas

    Check it out! cryptoedu will create your bitcointalk ANN thread for $5 on #Fiverr

  • Gabriel Isaksen
    Gabriel Isaksen Hace 16 horas

    John Oliver for president

  • Alitas Jiromato
    Alitas Jiromato Hace 17 horas +1

    Something missing from the "all money only has value because we agree it has value" is part of why that is. The reason the USD has value for example is 2 parts:
    1.) Any American business will accept it as itself (1$ pays -> 1$)
    2.) The American government demands payment in it.
    This is true for any currency tied to an economy: The Euro, The Renminbi, Canadian dollar, Mexican peso etc. Currency like bitcoin has nothing underpinning it's value. Right now exchanging bitcoin is (bitcoin -> x USD - > pays x USD) with it's primary value being determined by people believing they can sell it off at a higher price then what they bought it as.

  • Mr Holistic
    Mr Holistic Hace 17 horas

    Oh yes. Google fears the first decentral platform EOS and its speed, etc. were moving toward sno more money and fiat. google will fall before that if they dont go decentral also:)

  • WashashoreProd
    WashashoreProd Hace 19 horas

    John isn't telling anyone about the Beef Gurewitch threats...

  • liselautenbacher
    liselautenbacher Hace 19 horas

    Ha, 9 days after this show aired I watched it and googled 'Brock Pierce scandal', and 9 out of 10 search results was about John Oliver getting Pierce sacked from EOS :D

  • Sardar jaiveer singh sidhu
    Sardar jaiveer singh sidhu Hace 19 horas +1


    • MrManBuzz
      MrManBuzz Hace 58 minutos

      Sardar jaiveer singh sidhu Yup, it's painful slugging through this swamp of normie filth trying to find some comments worth replying to. Nevermind the god awful 'comedy' in the video and the insultingly basic 'technical explanation'.
      Though that said, this was for normies so of course everything would have to be dumbed down for the lowest common denominator.

  • Anthony Walz
    Anthony Walz Hace 19 horas

    its funny watching old people try to explain new things

  • headcoLd 7
    headcoLd 7 Hace 20 horas

    Deepoinion is actually the most clever name. Lol.

  • luvvinallmusik 57
    luvvinallmusik 57 Hace 20 horas +2

    I'm not Latina & haven't been 15 in several years. But I'd want a Warlock Quinceañera, if the warlocks look like Shemar Moore.

  • luvvinallmusik 57
    luvvinallmusik 57 Hace 20 horas

    I wonder whatever became of the "like that" guy?

  • Droot
    Droot Hace 20 horas


  • b1aflatoxin
    b1aflatoxin Hace 21 un hora

    15:00 The Idiocracy is complete. We are fucking dead!

  • Anders Jackson
    Anders Jackson Hace 21 un hora

    Actually, Blockchains are not that hard to understand. Just think about a reversed dependency calculated hash calculation. Not hard at all.
    And yes, do not go into this if you can't afford it. And you probably can't.
    Bitcoin can't expand to be a world currency. Some other can.

  • xxxiamthebestxxx
    xxxiamthebestxxx Hace 21 un hora

    The biggest pyramid scheme is the Fed.

  • xxxiamthebestxxx
    xxxiamthebestxxx Hace 21 un hora

    The chicken McNugget turned back to a chicken has more credibility than a jewish holohoax survivor.

  • Victor England
    Victor England Hace 21 un hora

    Making the cryptocurrencies popular was what destroyed it. Anything popular means that is attractive to idiots. See hip hop music, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton... These popular "things" are often surrounded by idiots, making anything collapse.

  • Dolan Duk
    Dolan Duk Hace 21 un hora

    Lol @ all the fuckin dumb normies finally catching on to shit thats been happening for the past 4 years.

  • Ron Johnston
    Ron Johnston Hace 21 un hora

    Just an FYI, I was at a conference at which Richard Branson explained that Kate Winslet carried his mother out of a burning building on his estate while he was ALSO there. So douchebaggery apparently has positive correlation to getting rich.

  • Sophia Piper
    Sophia Piper Hace 22 horas


  • Shrek The-Ogre
    Shrek The-Ogre Hace 22 horas

    Wassa wassa wassa wasssssssuuuuuuuuuup bitconnect!

  • Google User
    Google User Hace 22 horas

    All true crypto OGs new bitconnect was a scam, it was the sheeple who, not surprisingly, fell for that one lol

  • DoubleA Rock
    DoubleA Rock Hace 22 horas

  • Google User
    Google User Hace 22 horas +1

    Yes, yes, he is a complete idiot lol, but sometimes funny, sometimes

  • john jackson
    john jackson Hace 23 horas +1

    nice fud

  • Lizzy Mendes
    Lizzy Mendes Hace 23 horas

    Brock Pierce basically got fired because of this segment. Love it. #thejohnolivereffect

  • Ivone de Figueiredo
    Ivone de Figueiredo Hace 23 horas +1

    Bitcoin, and other crypto currencies, are a fiat currency, just as the dollar is a fiat currency. However, the dollar is valued and we trust it enough to use it as money. The dollar was money, once upon a time, when it was backed by real gold.

  • 夏の最後の日
    夏の最後の日 Hace un día

    Deep onion is probably a mixture of onion the deep web browser and deep web itself

  • Joseph Hoang
    Joseph Hoang Hace un día

    Jumping on the BITONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNECT meme. :(

  • Joey Collins
    Joey Collins Hace un día

    People who got into it before it was big are now millionaires.

  • Ulquiorra
    Ulquiorra Hace un día

    12k doesnt make you a millionaire wtf xD and cardi b is UGLY AF and her music sucks too

  • James K
    James K Hace un día +1

    I regret watching this to the end.

  • Bitcoin Chan
    Bitcoin Chan Hace un día +2


  • Olivia Rosas
    Olivia Rosas Hace un día

  • sarris777
    sarris777 Hace un día

    Another based episode. like all in the past 2 years. only thing left is the humor. No more news really., classic mainstream anti crypto propaganda. Just brainwash. How about explain what they are, how they are made and how mining works. Nop. just left wing narative. So much better when he wasnt just funny, but funny and deep and making you think at the same time. Like southpark still is.

    • MrManBuzz
      MrManBuzz Hace 52 minutos

      sarris777 You had me until "left wing narrative" What an absurd thing to say.
      Anti establishment lefties could easily make an argument for supporting crypo. For largely the same reasons libertarians could.
      To bring partisan politics into this really makes you look like a small minded fool.

  • Ahmed Helali
    Ahmed Helali Hace un día

    best way to make people understand what the Cryptocurrencies XD

  • MRMONOPOLYization
    MRMONOPOLYization Hace un día

    Fucking bitconnect lol

  • M K
    M K Hace un día

    Yeah! Lets keep it to ourselves! Keep the plebes out of the future of finance.
    Don't invest, don't take a chance at a better future. We will tell you what you need to know.
    Now, be quiet! (and pay your taxes, sheep!)

  • Greatest Within
    Greatest Within Hace un día +1

    so the guy started with a hispanic accent and ended with an african accent?

  • Juanita Thomas
    Juanita Thomas Hace un día

    ROFLMBO....he, he, he! This is actually quite fascinating, as well as being funny, I call that a deadly combo, funny and fascinating, the two fs.

  • Colin Campbell
    Colin Campbell Hace un día

    You forgot to mention Dogecoin

  • Austin Sill
    Austin Sill Hace un día

    Best rapper is bit coin. But seriously look him up.

  • Pewpew Lazergun
    Pewpew Lazergun Hace un día

    Dang, I had that exact Beanie Baby when I was a kid... I didn't know anybody would think it was worth that much now :P

  • Mayank Gupta
    Mayank Gupta Hace un día +1

    you are 40,British and a fucking retard

  • Gold2Crypto
    Gold2Crypto Hace un día

    Love the show...but this hit piece was weak.

  • GallowsCalibrator
    GallowsCalibrator Hace un día +1

    I mean, technically the Bitconnect guy was right. It wasn't a scam. It was a Ponzi scheme.

  • Ben Glaser
    Ben Glaser Hace un día

    I was playing PUBG the other day, and some random guy started shouting "BITCONNEEEEEEECCT!" in the voice chat

  • QuadWrask
    QuadWrask Hace un día +1

    Come on now, at least Eos does live up to its name. The software was End of Service before they even made it.

  • L. Harrison
    L. Harrison Hace un día

    Thanks for this excellent show!

  • Luca Mirandola
    Luca Mirandola Hace un día

    Finally, in March 2018 Binance announced the launch of a public blockchain to facilitate the creation of a new decentralized exchange. A huge advantage, because we will finally have a decentralized work exchange with the support of industry leaders.

  • BeyondCom77
    BeyondCom77 Hace un día

    Pump and dump schemes are generally used by the most wealthy .01% only in order to victimize other investors.

  • mushnoodle
    mushnoodle Hace un día

    I suddenly want to buy doge coins...

  • BlackSheep1922
    BlackSheep1922 Hace un día

    Fuck you Dan, nobody loves you.

  • Jerome Basilio
    Jerome Basilio Hace un día

    John Oliver is getting retarded. Someone please kick this man in the balls if you ever meet him in the person.

  • Purnima Maity
    Purnima Maity Hace un día

    pls make a PARTICLE PHYSICS video someday followed by string theory.

  • Sardar jaiveer singh sidhu

    I can feel his masters trembling from here :D

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    Seraph Gold Hace un día

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