“Gotta cash ’em all!” That’s the new message from Jason Paige, singer of the original Pokémon theme tune. Paige released a new song this month encouraging his followers to join the bitcoin revolution. It’s equal parts cheesy, catchy, and informative, espousing the benefits of decentralized cryptocurrency.
“I wanna pay with the very best
“Like no one ever has
“To mine them is our real test
“To use them is our cause”
Pokémon: Gotta Cash ‘Em All!
The lyrics parody the original Pokémon anime series, which experienced a surge of popularity in the late ’90s. Nearly 20 years later, and Paige can still hold a note like it was yesterday.
“Bitcoin, gotta cash ’em all!
“It’s more than currency
“I know it’s our destiny
“Bitcoin, oh the banks are scared
“Cause it’s spreading everywhere!”
The video description contains a link to another YouTube video from the Institute for the Future, which explains the blockchain in two minutes:
Paige’s song, which has received over 10,000 views at the time of writing, has attracted numerous supportive comments. Several fans of the original franchise weighed in, declaring that the signer has got them interested in bitcoin.
That’s perhaps likely to play to Paige’s favor, as the video’s description contains a link to a Coinbase referral. When a user signs up following the link, the description explains that Paige and the user will both receive $10 of free bitcoin.
Pokémon’s Paige Not a Fan of Central Banks
Later in the song, Paige makes it clear that he likes bitcoin for its potential to replace central banks.