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Young Sheldon Fans Are Loving His Invention Of This Trendy Technology

"Young Sheldon" took a unique approach to the traditional spin-off formula by preceding the original series and further developing Sheldon (Iain Armitage) with his Texan family, The Coopers. Through this look back in time, we become further invested in Sheldon's story, unraveling how he became the quirky individual we see in "The Big Bang Theory." This involves some heavy family events that fans are bracing themselves for in between the moments of humor and cheeky nods to our modern times. 

We also see more fleshed-out versions of certain family members that aren't featured as much in the original series, including his twin sister Missy (Raegan Revord). Her relationship with Sheldon makes her an exceedingly interesting foil to his character, which continues to develop as they grow older. We even spend more time witnessing the unfortunate unraveling of Sheldon's parents', Mary (Zoe Perry) and George (Lance Barber), marriage.

With the heavier themes depicted in the later seasons of "Young Sheldon," the series channels the enduring heart of "The Big Bang Theory" with relatable life lessons. The spin-off even includes meta references and self-reflexive loving callbacks to adult Sheldon and his friends that make fans nostalgic for the original show. This propels "Young Sheldon" ahead of other spin-offs with fitting casting choices that elevate it into an instant fan favorite. These viewers engage in weekly tweet sessions, enthusiastically sharing their favorite moments like Season 6's most recent detail.

Sheldon had the original idea for cryptocurrency and fans love it

When we go back to the 1980s and 1990s with the Cooper family, there is never a dull moment. From emerging technology to new nationwide trends (like Sheldon's first Comic-Con), we witness the explosive birth of universal pop culture across America. Unsurprisingly, Sheldon, Missy, and Georgie Jr. (Montana Jordan) are often swept up in these, portraying the typical American kid and proud Texan.

When money troubles rock the Cooper family, Sheldon and Missy are eager to help by any means necessary. In Season 6, Episode 2, Missy successfully wings it and lies her way into a job at Sheldon's Fortress of Solitude comic book store. He, on the other hand, has a futuristic idea that would make him an insanely rich youngster. Sheldon's idea is to decentralize the American dollar by creating its own form of electronic currency, which is strikingly similar to the current forms of cryptocurrency we see today. 

Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts, like one user in particular who was mind-blown by the revelation: "Holy cow! Sheldon invented cryptocurrency" with accompanying hilarious emojis. Another found the moment appropriate for the character and eye-opening with "Sheldon discovered Bitcoin!" effectively utilizing the bulging eyes emoticon. These silly winks to the audience simultaneously convey Sheldon's intellect while humorously reflecting on our current times.