Cryptocurrencies added to Scrabble world list

By Moris Beracha.-

 Although many investors are still skeptical about bitcoins, cryptocurrencies around the world continue to gain ground. Digital currency, as it is also known, has been traded by soccer players, concert companies, bicycles, among others.

In this sense, the latest news that has caused a commotion in the digital domain is the inclusion of the terms bitcoin, cryptocurrency, blockchain, among others, to the Merriam-Webster Scrabble dictionary, an official publication used as arsenal by the players of the world’s most popular board game.

Who has not had fun playing scrabble with friends and family?

It should be recalled that Scrabble is a board game, in which each player tries to score more points as they place words on a board with a 15-by-15 grid.

Words can be placed in a straight line horizontally or vertically and can be crossed as long as they appear in the aforementioned dictionary.

Hasbro owns the property rights in the United States and Canada, Mattel in the rest of the world.

It was previously owned by Murfett Regency in Australia, until it was bought by J. W. Spear & Sons (now a subsidiary of Mattel). It is also known as Literati, Alfapet, Funworder, Skip-A-Cross, Scramble, Spelofun, Crosswords, Intelect and Word for Word. The game is sold in 121 countries, in 29 different languages.