Cryptocurrencies featured as a category in recent Jeopardy episode

30 Nov, 2018 | Updated: 30 Nov, 2018
by Richard Allen
Cryptocurrencies featured as a category in recent Jeopardy episode

The November 29 episode of Jeopardy included categories like Rutherford B. Hayes, global monsters, the movies, and cryptocurrencies.

At around the seven-minute mark, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek asks “an altcoin is any unit of cryptocurrency other than this original one.” The contestants then move away from this topic for several minutes before circling back. This time the question was “In 2018 this South American country launched the Petro currency backed by oil reserves.”

The next question featured asked contestants “This 3-letter chat app created its own currency, the very similarly named Kin,” which was then followed by “Each transaction is a “block” connected in these digital ledgers that enable cryptocurrencies to work.” The final question asked the contestants “A lawsuit from this rapper killed off the Coinye currency.”

Having cryptocurrencies featured in an episode of a popular game show suggests Bitcoin and altcoins are becoming household names, and that mainstream adoption may be closer than we think.

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