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Comedian Stephen Colbert spoofs 'Colbert Coin' in response to rise in crypto scams
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<p style="font-size: 17px; margin: 15px 0px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-weight: 400; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'nimbus sans l', sans-serif; overflow-wrap: break-word; color: #333333; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-thickness: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">Stephen Colbert, the charismatic host of CBS&rsquo;&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: italic; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit;">The Late Show</em>, is once again associating many cryptocurrencies with scams &mdash; but doing so by parodying the vernacular of a seasoned HODLer.</p> <p style="font-size: 17px; margin: 15px 0px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-weight: 400; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'nimbus sans l', sans-serif; overflow-wrap: break-word; color: #333333; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-thickness: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">In a Wednesday segment on members of Generation Z falling for scams inside and outside of the crypto space, Colbert&nbsp;<span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font: inherit;">referenced</span>&nbsp;the&nbsp;<span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font: inherit;">rug pull behind a token</span>&nbsp;inspired by Netflix&rsquo;s show&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: italic; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit;">Squid Game</em>,<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: italic; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit;">&nbsp;</em>in which thousands of investors lost more than $3 million. Together with &ldquo;certified young person&rdquo; and staff writer Eliana Kwartler, Colbert debuted an &ldquo;amazing investment opportunity&rdquo; designed to obtain people&rsquo;s credit card numbers, first pet names and the names of the street on which they grew up.</p> <figure style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-weight: 400; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 17px; line-height: inherit; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'nimbus sans l', sans-serif; display: block; color: #333333; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-thickness: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;"> <figcaption style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font: inherit; display: block; text-align: center;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: italic; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit;">Colbert Coin, from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert</em></figcaption> </figure>
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1/6/2022 12:00:00 AM
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