Redditor u/Redqueenhypo pondered the question and asked their fellow fans on the “Parks and Recreation” subreddit for their thoughts. Nearly every single commenter on the thread was certain that Tom would definitely invest in cryptocurrency, with several users predicting that he’d either do poorly or simply create his own. After what happened with Entertainment 720, it’s not hard to believe that he’d likely lose his investment.
One clever Redditor u/may92 even outlined an entire scenario for Tom’s involvement with the digital currency: “He would create his own cryptocoin, the T-coin, where you can invest and get a free blue t-shirt when you invite a friend to invest 50 T-coins. For 100 T-coins you can get a free NFTom, at the starting price of 1 T-coin.” Considering Tom’s narcissism, we can see the character creating his own currency, naming it after himself, and masterminding a marketing strategy to sell as many as possible.
Linked in the thread was another very similar discussion that also examined “Parks and Rec” characters’ interest in blockchain. There, one post by u/CrippledBalls, with nearly 700 upvotes, was able to summarize the thoughts of both threads in one statement: “Tom would have his own crypto coin, but he still wouldn’t have a clue on what crypto was.”