[Ads-l] flippening (crypto jargon)

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 23 16:18:03 EDT 2017


Today, I saw the “fuckening.”

Also, I should have said that there’s an additional element in “flippening”: bitcoin is the largest, most-widespread cryptocoin. Although the word is probably used when only other coins are involved, the word is primarily used to refer to bitcoin’s place being usurped. 

 BB

> On 14 Aug 2017, at 13:16, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 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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