Bitcoin is the first successful internet money based on peer-to-peer technology; whereby no central bank or authority is involved in the transaction and production of the Bitcoin currency. It was created by an anonymous individual/group under the name, Satoshi Nakamoto. The source code is available publicly as an open source project, anybody can look at it and be part of the developmental process.
For the past five years, every December, theRoyal Spanish Academy (RAE) presents the novelties of the Dictionary of the Spanish Language. As reported by media such asEl País yABCThis year, 3,836 modifications have been made to what is now the 23.5 electronic version of the dictionary, the result of an agreement between the 23 corporations from around the world that are part of theAssociation of Spanish Language Academies (Asale).
This year is a big surprise for the crypto community because among the words that are now accepted by the dictionary are bitcoin the biggest and most popular cryptocurrency in the world. It is a decentralized digital currency that enables users to make trustless peer-to-peer transactions. (with an accent, because it is Spanish) and cryptocurrency. Other words that were approved are bot, cyberbullying, cachopo, chuche (short for chuchería), cisgender, pansexuality, polyamory, gentrification, geolocate, quinoa, webinar and transgender.
It is worth noting that this year there are many more words than in previous years. In most cases, this is due, they report, to how the digitalization and technification of society influences the language. Also, more words or terms related to the pandemic have been introduced. For example, the terms “social bubble” and “new normal”.
It is worth noting that, although it is only now entering the dictionary, the RAE had already pronounced on the word Bitcoin in social networks .
Also in 2017, it was one of the 12 words that participated in the annual competition that makes theFundación del Español Urgente del BBVA (Fundéu) as “Word of the Year”.
We did a search on the RAE and, indeed, alreadyBitcóin appears and has its entry:
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