Slowly but surely, the cryptosphere is gaining inner confidence. People in the field are more aware of what needs to be done in order for the tech to thrive. In large part, mainstream adoption and awareness can only aid in this endeavor.
The best way to get any information across is none other than television. That’s exactly what happened on November 29, when the popular game show Jeopardy aired with a new category 'cryptocyrrency.' Of course, the outspoken cryptoverse took to Twitter to announce the event to the world.
A tweet went out by a user asking, shocked, "Anyone else see this?!"
For those who don’t know, Jeopardy is an extremely popular game show that garnered major following since the ’70s. In the show, contestants are given questions in the form of answers and respond with the correlating question.
Another Twitter user replied to the initial tweet by asking for the answers as they come in, and they did. Answers included "An altcoin is anything other than?" and "Which country created the Petro?"
$200: an altcoin is anything other than?— P (@UnderstatedPete) November 30, 2018
$400: this rapper killed Coinye
$600:each transaction is a block connected in these digital ledgers that enable crypto to work
$800: this 3 letter chat app created a currency similar to its name Kin
$1000: which country created the Petro?
Although this is the first time that there is a full-blown cryptocurrency category, it is not the first time that a crypto-related question has been asked on the show. In 2013, a question was asked in the 'new to the Oxford dictionary' category that read, "A digital currency in which transactions can be performed without the need for a central bank," with the response being "What is a Bitcoin?"
If you were in a Jeopardy moment, how would you do? The flashcards below have a statement in the front with the correlating question just a click away. Good luck!