[Ads-l] flippening (crypto jargon)

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 14 16:16:46 EDT 2017


Cf. "the quickening," esp. as used in the Highlander franchise:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quickening_(Highlander)

And then there's "the happening"/"fappening"/"snappening"...

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2014-October/134599.html
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1179212


On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 3:42 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> The word “flippening" is being applied in the cryptoverse to situations
> where the market capitalization of one item overtakes that of another.
>
> https://twitter.com/udiWertheimer/status/896662866287349760/photo/1 <
> https://twitter.com/udiWertheimer/status/896662866287349760/photo/1>
> Udi Wertheimer (@udiWertheimer)
> 13 August 2017
>
> ==
> The real #flippening is almost here!
> ==
>
> Here, Udi Wertheimer is referring to the market capitalization of bitcoin
> approaching that of PayPal. (This flippening has now occurred, as per Tyler
> Durden in at http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-14/real-flippenig-
> bitcoins-now-bigger-paypal <http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-14/real-
> flippenig-bitcoins-now-bigger-paypal>).
>
> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
>
> > On 10 Jul 2017, at 20:22, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > March 18, 2017 has the following citation explaining the flippening:
> >
> > https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/op-ed-can-ethereum-overtake-bitcoin/ <
> https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/op-ed-can-ethereum-overtake-bitcoin/>
> > "Can Ethereum Overtake Bitcoin?” by Andrew Quentson
> >
> > —
> > On the other hand, a united, happy and peaceful community talks of a
> flippening – a point when eth’s market cap overtakes bitcoin’s.
> > —
> >
> > “Eth" refers to ethereum, generally considered the number two
> cryptocoin. “Market cap” means “market capitalization,” the aggregate total
> value of a particular coin.
> >
> > The earliest citation I’ve found (I didn’t search very hard) is nine
> months ago, meaning November 2016:
> >
> > https://www.reddit.com/r/ethtrader/comments/56tlsz/the_
> internet_of_ransomware_things/ <https://www.reddit.com/r/
> ethtrader/comments/56tlsz/the_internet_of_ransomware_things/>
> > flossraptor Flippening 2 points 9 months ago
> >
> > However, the word “flippening" appears to be a label that perhaps was
> changed later than the posting date.
> >
> > But it seems likely to be the approximate date as
> http://www.flippened.com/?page_id=69 <http://www.flippened.com/?page_id=69>
> has a copyright of 2016.
> >
> >
>

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