Homer and Marge compete to be the topic of Lisa's "Most Interesting Person I Know" essay. Lisa instead chooses Professor Frink. While Lisa works on the essay, Frink develops a cryptocurrency, overtaking Mr. Burn's title of richest man in Springfield. With new fame, Frink befriends the people at Moe's, but Burns tells him that nobody trully likes him, and Frink discovers that this is true when Frinks test his friends to see if they are actually his friends which they fail to do so.
Meanwhile, Burns locates an equation in the center of the town, so the people will solve it, thus rendering all cryptocurrency worthless.
By night, Burns discovers that someone solved the equation, making Burns the richest man in town again. And that someone was revealed to be the only man who can solve the equation, Professor John Frink, who was willing to throw away everything he had, because it didn't mean anything to him.
Frink returns to his office and reunites with his co-worker, who is constantly disturbed by his nasal whistle and they kiss.