Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences proposes to include the word “bitcoin” in Russian spelling dictionary. This statement was made by senior researcher, head of reference service of the Russian language Institute of Russian language. V. V. Vinogradova of the Russian Academy of Sciences (irya RAS) Oksana Gunchenko, says the Agency urban news “Moscow”.

“The question of the inclusion of the word “bitcoin” to the dictionary seems to me to be quite reasonable. It is a pity that is already out that the letter “B” Academic dictionary of Russian language, on which employees work irya RAS. But since the word “bitcoin” — or is it “bitcoin”? — is the undoubted difficulty with spelling point of view, I think it will be a place on pages of the Russian spelling dictionary”, she said.

According to Gruntenko, there are two spellings of this word in Russian language.

“If both will be included in the spelling dictionary, it will be possible to talk about variability of standards. Need to wait a bit. Although there are examples where the norm has been around for many years, and the variability in the texts of the various reasons found”, — she noted.

Oksana Gunchenko also recalled that another popular word is “HYIP” is already included in some dictionaries of the Russian language, in particular, “the newest Dictionary of foreign words” by Ekaterina Shagalova.

“I would venture to suggest still that the fashion for this word will pass quickly, as was the fashion in other words, once everybody knows, for example, “glamour”, she added.

Earlier this year, the famous dictionary of the English language, Merriam-Webster announced the addition of 850 new words and their definitions to include this list of three words, of direct relevance to the cryptocurrency industry — “bitcoin”, “blockchain” and ICO. The word “bitcoin” has been added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary in 2016 and is defined as “a digital currency created for use in peer-to-peer online transactions”.

At the same time, the Oxford English dictionary has recognized bitcoin earlier in 2013. Two years later there were added the words “blockchain” and “miner”.