Crypto Becomes Mainstream Knowledge With Bitcoin Question On Jeopardy
Bitcoin Becomes Mainstream Knowledge With Question On Jeopardy
The best way to gauge knowledge and popularity of any topic is with how commonly the rest of the entertainment industry talks about it. This industry has turned presidents into talk show guests and celebrities and has even made even the most everyday kitchen items into staples. Jeopardy likes to quiz their participants on topics that have reached the level of being popularly known, and they recently tackled Bitcoin.
For anyone that doesn’t watch American television in the evenings, Jeopardy is a quiz show, providing users with an answer that they have to figure out the question to. Every answer is in the form of a question. This week, cryptocurrency became one of the six categories.
The first answer said, “An altcoin is any unit of cryptocurrency other than this one.” The response they were looking for was “What is Bitcoin?” However, the show didn’t limit the information to simply one question for Bitcoin.
The Daily Double popped up, offering the answer, “In 2018, this South American country launched the Petro currency backed by oil reserves.” The question they were looking for was in regard to Venezuela, who recently launched a cryptocurrency token.
Third, the answer discussed a “3-letter chat app” that shared a similar-sounding name to the token it created, referencing the Kik and Kin token. The four answer examined the way that blockchain worked, while the final answer challenged, “A lawsuit from this rapper killed off the Coinye currency.” Even though rapper Kanye West had absolutely nothing to do with the project, his likeness had been used without his prior consent, leading to a major legal problem.
Realistically, there is no connection with the way that cryptocurrency and its prices are changing, it is still a major milestone to see cryptocurrency as the subject of a passively-educational television show. Over nine million users watch Jeopardy on a weekly basis, and nearly everyone has seen at least one episode in their lifetime. However, to make this situation even better, the show managed to portray the industry in a positive light, which is a great benefit to the market.
This year, Bitcoin also made it to Scrabble, after being officially added to the Merriam Webster dictionary. By playing this word without any special spaces, users can get 11 points.
At the moment, Bitcoin is being traded at $3,986.92, dropping by 7.27% in the last 24 hours.