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Title: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: shazow on April 25, 2011, 12:33:29 AM
Seems like a good motto for our favourite cryptocurrency. Here's my take on an icon with the phrase inline:

    http://i.imgur.com/AwQbz.png

And here's the original bitcoin.svg (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1156750/misc/stickfigures4bitcoins/bitcoin.svg) (done in Inkscape).

Consider this licensed under public domain. Mashups and improvements are welcome. Enjoy!

- shazow (the stickfigure dude)


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: Herodes on April 25, 2011, 12:34:42 AM
Pure genius


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: Sief on April 25, 2011, 01:10:30 AM
Making snowclones of the U.S. motto is a bit overused, tbh. Let's try Latin* instead:

quod latet, libera est (What lies hidden is free)

Google translate does latin in case anyone wants to try

*I'm shit at Latin; Cue Monty Python references


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: bitlotto on April 25, 2011, 01:25:30 AM
If you go with Latin I'd put the translation of:
open,secure,of the people


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: mewantsbitcoins on April 25, 2011, 03:50:33 AM
I propose "Nec Dei, Nec Domini" - no gods, no masters


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: cypherdoc on April 25, 2011, 04:16:38 AM
Seems like a good motto for our favourite cryptocurrency. Here's my take on an icon with the phrase inline:

    http://i.imgur.com/AwQbz.png

And here's the original bitcoin.svg (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1156750/misc/stickfigures4bitcoins/bitcoin.svg) (done in Inkscape).

Consider this licensed under public domain. Mashups and improvements are welcome. Enjoy!

- shazow (the stickfigure dude)

Sorry, i disagree with any promotion of BTC that implies we have something to hide, ie, the "crypto" part.


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: bitlotto on April 25, 2011, 04:22:21 AM

Sorry, i disagree with any promotion of BTC that implies we have something to hide, ie, the "crypto" part.
Crypto isn't only for hiding things. It also makes it VERY hard to steal other peoples coins, fake coins, it's what makes Bitcoin work. It all depends on cryptology.


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: kiba on April 25, 2011, 04:24:04 AM
Crypto isn't only for hiding things. It also makes it VERY hard to steal other peoples coins, fake coins, it's what makes Bitcoin work. It all depends on cryptology.

Cryptography.


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: gigabytecoin on April 25, 2011, 04:35:29 AM
You would probably offend a large portion of the USA with that slogan. Probably not the best idea for promotion techniques.

The USD is not backed by "God".


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: John Kirk on April 25, 2011, 05:38:05 AM

How about Parcus Licentia (Economic Liberty) as a motto?


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: ThomasV on April 25, 2011, 07:09:37 AM

Sorry, i disagree with any promotion of BTC that implies we have something to hide, ie, the "crypto" part.
Crypto isn't only for hiding things. It also makes it VERY hard to steal other peoples coins, fake coins, it's what makes Bitcoin work. It all depends on cryptology.

how about "central banks we distrust" ?


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: deadlizard on April 25, 2011, 07:47:31 AM
If you go with Latin I'd put the translation of:
open,secure,of the people
patefacio , tutis , publicus  :-\
I like it but whats a better word for open?

How about emphasising the decentralized nature of a p2p currancy?
iunctum in divortium (unity in division)
or
tribuo nos sto (divided we stand)  8)



Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: rebuilder on April 25, 2011, 12:20:49 PM
patefacio , tutis , publicus  :-\
I like it but whats a better word for open?

How about emphasising the decentralized nature of a p2p currancy?
iunctum in divortium (unity in division)
or
tribuo nos sto (divided we stand)  8)

How proficient are you in Latin? It's been a while (to say the least) since I studied it, but isn't "to stand" in the plural 1st properly declinated "stamus"? "tribuo" sounds suspect as well.


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: cypherdoc on April 25, 2011, 01:52:30 PM

Sorry, i disagree with any promotion of BTC that implies we have something to hide, ie, the "crypto" part.
Crypto isn't only for hiding things. It also makes it VERY hard to steal other peoples coins, fake coins, it's what makes Bitcoin work. It all depends on cryptology.

i totally understand.  in fact i love the cryptography, anonymity too, but i'm looking at it from a marketing aspect to the masses and esp. our gov't.


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: deadlizard on April 25, 2011, 02:31:05 PM
patefacio , tutis , publicus  :-\
I like it but whats a better word for open?

How about emphasising the decentralized nature of a p2p currancy?
iunctum in divortium (unity in division)
or
tribuo nos sto (divided we stand)  8)

How proficient are you in Latin? It's been a while (to say the least) since I studied it, but isn't "to stand" in the plural 1st properly declinated "stamus"? "tribuo" sounds suspect as well.
Like most people on the internet I have google for brains :P
And I got the wrong language  :-[ ..... Does "dividus stamus" look better?


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: mizerydearia on April 25, 2011, 02:49:09 PM
You would probably offend a large portion of the USA with that slogan. Probably not the best idea for promotion techniques.

The USD is not backed by "Gold".

You're right.  It isn't.


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: Sief on April 25, 2011, 08:22:54 PM
How about emphasising the decentralized nature of a p2p currancy?
iunctum in divortium (unity in division)

Very Orwellian, I like it.


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: shazow on April 25, 2011, 10:37:23 PM
I see the reference to Cryptography to be no different than saying "In Mathematics we trust" (as cryptography is a branch of mathematics). It's a science in one of the purest forms. That's why it becomes an interesting play on the antithesis "In God we trust" as the purest form of faith.

My next favourite so far is "Unity in division" by deadlizard. It's not quite as self-explanatory though, which I suppose lends itself more to latinization. If it was a concise understandable statement, I'd keep it in english.

- shazow


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: jmonteiro on April 27, 2011, 03:41:08 AM
How about emphasising the decentralized nature of a p2p currancy?
iunctum in divortium (unity in division)

Very Orwellian, I like it.

+1!


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: Danube on April 27, 2011, 04:49:21 PM
I think latin is much better than english. Who would wants to associate the Bitcoin with only the english-speaking world? Even tough latin may be associated with the holy guys in rome... Can't we use icons like there are on these space probes? ;-)

I think since it is called BITcoin, we should try to encode something in binary on the coin, no? Maybe like a barcode when 0 and 1 take too much space. And it can be in big- and little endian on the opposite sides :-)


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: gigabytecoin on April 28, 2011, 06:24:36 AM
You would probably offend a large portion of the USA with that slogan. Probably not the best idea for promotion techniques.

The USD is not backed by "Gold".

You're right.  It isn't.

I originally said "The USD is not backed by God" :S What is going on here?!


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: deadlizard on April 28, 2011, 06:28:43 AM
You would probably offend a large portion of the USA with that slogan. Probably not the best idea for promotion techniques.

The USD is not backed by "Gold".

You're right.  It isn't.

I originally said "The USD is not backed by God" :S What is going on here?!
either/or.
6 to one, half dozen the other
Both are correct :P


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: TiagoTiago on April 29, 2011, 04:13:08 AM
"In Math we trust" I want a t-shirt saying that

How about if instead of Latin the message was written in Lojban (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lojban) ?


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: Danube on April 29, 2011, 06:49:48 AM
I don't think bitcoin tries to prove the Saphir-Whorf-hypothesis...


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: TiagoTiago on April 29, 2011, 07:36:24 AM
Lojban is geekier than Latin, and more related to computers as well, and it was created with crossing borders in mind


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: Danube on April 30, 2011, 09:09:35 AM
And what makes Lojban superior to any other language besides noone speaks it ;)? Why not Klingon, Esperanto, Soresol or even Lingua Ignota?

I don't want to bash Lojban. It is very interesting by itself, but i don't see a reason what makes it special for our purpose here.

The benefit of Latin is, that a lot of people understand it and it is to some extend associated with old sigils and emblems - in the western World. Elsewhere my point is pointless. Therefore I proposed an iconographic language. But I don't see that Lojban is reasonably common anywhere in the world.


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: ironwolf on May 25, 2011, 07:06:21 AM
My suggestion: "E Pluribus Pecuniam" (Out of Many, [the] Money).


Title: Re: "In cryptography we trust" (yet another Bitcoin icon)
Post by: Cryptolator on January 04, 2014, 06:55:58 AM
Sorry to bring that from the grave.

But my question is directly related to the topic of this tread.

I would like to know if "In cryptography we trust" would be translated correctly to "In Crypto Credimus" in Latin.

I would also like to know if you think it's a good motto for Cryptocurrency in your opinion.


Thank you in advance for your inputs !