Warning: mild spoilers for ‘Silicon Valley’ season 5.
From the fertile mind of Bertram Gilfoyle comes yet another pearl of innovation.
Silicon Valley has been known to foray into the real world with its inventions (see Jian-Yang’s Not-Hotdog app).
In a recent episode it was revealed that Satanist coder Gilfoyle mines Bitcoin, but only when it exceeds a certain value. To keep track of when the value of Bitcoin dips below or above this value, Gilfoyle has an alert set up which plays a snippet of “You Suffer” by Napalm Death, a death metal band.
This has inspired an Icelandic website building company called Viska. They have set up an actual website called Bitcoin Volatility which does exactly the same thing. Set a value, and the site will play the same fragment of “You suffer” whenever Bitcoin crosses your threshold.
Now you can be even more like Gilfoyle. Pledge your allegiance to the Church of Satan and you’re almost there!