“What is Bitcoin?” Ask about the cryptocurrency seen by 14 million viewers in Jeopardy!
Bitcoin appeared in a question on the iconic TV show Jeopardy! On Thursday, the greatest of all time (GOAT), bringing even more cryptocurrency to public view since this week’s episodes are seen by almost 15 million viewers per show.
“What is Bitcoin?”
This week was the first round of Jeopardy! GOAT, pit champions James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter will face off in a multi-night battle to declare who is the GOAT of the contest organized by Alex Trebek
In Jeopardy!, The chosen categories reveal an answer to a query and the contestants must formulate their answer in the form of a question.
Thursday’s competition was mentioned and the “Cybersecurity” category was discussed and the question:
“A ransomeware attack that encrypted 3,800 computers in the City of Atlanta demanded 6 of these digital elements to defrost them.”
Although this mention does not paint Bitcoin in a particularly favorable light, it does show that the coins are infiltrating even more into our popular culture and imagination.
The question referred to a ransomware attack and the demand for extortion in Bitcoin that destabilized municipal operations in the city of Atlanta in 2018. In the end, Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, spent more than $ 2.6 million on emergency efforts to Respond to the pernicious SamSam, as ransom payment for malware.
The other questions in the “Cybersecurity” category were the following:
$ 200: This type of hacker referred to with some colorful hats helpfully proves the vulnerability of computer systems. Answer: “White hat.”
$ 400: a website with a site certificate is one that uses encryption; This letter after HTTP is a sign of that. Answers”.
$ 600: companies consider cybersecurity when they instruct employees with a policy on BYOD, short for this. Answer: “Bring your own device.”
$ 1000: Be careful with these types of programs that keep track of every type of typing you make while writing in an effort to get your password. Answer: “Key registration programs”.
Become a pop culture
This is not the first mention of Bitcoin in Jeopardy! In 2018, the “cryptocurrency” was a category, and along with six currency-related questions, and in a 2019 episode presented a question about the associated blockchain technology.
Almost at the same time, Bitcoin was officially added as a recognized word in the popular board game Hasbro Scrabble.
Merriam-Webster, which maintains the official Scrabble dictionary, made the addition along with 300 other words, including “emoji” and “twerk.” Place chips on the Scrabble board by spelling Bitcoin the player earns 11 points.
As for other television programs, the mentions of Bitcoin go further back than one might imagine. The Good Wife mentioned the currency eight years ago in 2012 (!), The Simpsons in 2013 and Family Guy and Silicon Valley in 2014. The financial drama Billions also featured a Ledger Nano S in an episode published more than a year ago.
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