Cryptocurrency has reached a new milestone as it has now been referenced in the iconic game show Jeopardy.
Many people have noticed that cryptocurrency has been referenced in popular culture throughout the years, and it continues to be mentioned more than ever. For example, earlier this year, a ledger cryptocurrency wallet was featured in the hit show “Billions” on Showtime, and Silicon Valley featured an entire episode that involved an initial coin offering (ICO).
“Crypto” As A Category
A Twitter user by the name of @UnderstatedPete seems to be the first one to catch the fact that Jeopardy featured an entire category entitled “Cryptocurrencies”. In the game show, contestants choose categories that they want to answer questions about. The user screenshotted the show and tagged in some high-profile cryptocurrency influencers, including @fintechfrank, a cryptocurrency news reporter, and Anthony Pompliano, founder of Morgan Creek Capital, a cryptocurrency venture capital firm.
Mr. Agarwal often cracks jokes on his Twitter account, which is extremely popular among cryptocurrency enthusiasts, but is also the communications director for CoinsCenter, a Washington DC-based organization that labels itself a “cryptocurrency think tank”. He responded to the tweet, asking for the Twitter user to “tell us the answers as they come in”.
For those who are unaware, Jeopardy is a game show created by Merv Griffin that has thrived since the 1970s. The show has gained a global following, and is regularly included in lists of the “Greatest Shows Of All Time”. The show has over 7,000 episodes, and the current host, Alex Trebek, holds the Guiness World Record for “the most gameshow episodes hosted by the same presenter”
Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy
The Twitter user obliged Agarwal’s request, tweeting out the “answers” involving cryptocurrency. In Jeopardy, contestants are given the answer first, then asked to answer the question is a “What is x?” format. Here were the “answers”:
$200: an altcoin is anything other than?
$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?
Another user responded with the correct information in a tweet. Technically, these are the “questions”, but is the information that the contestants would need to answer in order to gain points in the Jeopardy game:
The tweet already has over 50 retweets and hundreds of likes, and many were excited to see “cryptocurrencies” as a category on such an iconic and well-known game show. One particular cryptocurrency project that was mentioned was the KIN token.
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