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Merriam-Webster Dictionary Adds Term "Bitcoin" To Board Game Scrabble

00:00 28/09/2018

The representatives of Merriam-Webster, a world-renowned American dictionary publisher, have updated the eponymous dictionary by adding 300 new words related to a famous and popular board game Scrabble, among which it is worth mentioning "bitcoin," according to Merriam-Webster’s official blog.


Emily Brewster, Associate Editor at Merriam-Webster, stated that the increment and application of a range of used words always help to revitalize interest in Scrabble. In particular, new updates will be much appreciated by the fans of the board game.

"Bitcoin is a digital currency created for use in peer-to-peer online transactions."


According to explanatory information in Merriam-Webster, bitcoin was initially established in 2008 and created by a developer or a group of developers nicknamed Satoshi Nakamoto. In the dictionary, lexicographers specify that bitcoin is the most popular and well-known decentralized cryptocurrency worldwide, which exists as a computer code.


In spring 2018, Merriam-Webster representatives also included three notions directly related to the digital sphere, namely “blockchain,” “cryptocurrency,” and ICO.


In addition to bitcoin, many other concepts that describe modern pop culture were enlisted in the dictionary. And even despite the fact that bitcoin is currently priced at approximately $6400, the player gets only 11 points for it.

As previously reported, a third of Londoners are ready to invest in bitcoin in the near future.

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