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June 07, 2011, 09:54:09 PM
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I've always wondered what the name means, and I hate how I keep calling it "Mount Gox", since mount is what I default to upon seeing "mt", but, well, that really sounds stupid. Perhaps it stands for Market?

Does anyone have any information about this?
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June 07, 2011, 10:27:37 PM
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It is a recycled domain, it used to be the Magic The Gathering Online eXchange.

I like to think of it now as MagicalTux's Good Old eXchange.  Grin
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June 08, 2011, 04:09:25 AM
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I was thinking it was a play on words of Fort Knox. Instead of a fort its a mountain and gox rhymes with Knox. But the more I think about it that's probably not it. Since Mt might not even stand for mount. as in a mountain.
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June 08, 2011, 04:46:27 AM
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better question is why do they take such high commission

o rly?
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June 08, 2011, 11:32:13 AM
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better question is why do they take such high commission

The market can obviously bear it.

Some competition would be nice, however.

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June 08, 2011, 02:03:52 PM
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better question is why do they take such high commission

They take lots of legal and financial risks by running such a large exchange. I say they deserve every bitpenny they get. But yes, competition is good.

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June 08, 2011, 08:27:59 PM
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I had also thought it's Mt Gox because it rhymes with Fort Knox, and Mt because the currency is won by mining.  Roll Eyes

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June 09, 2011, 12:46:24 PM
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I had also thought it's Mt Gox because it rhymes with Fort Knox, and Mt because the currency is won by mining.  Roll Eyes

I hope Mt Gox is as secure as Fort Knox..

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June 09, 2011, 06:56:24 PM
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I had also thought it's Mt Gox because it rhymes with Fort Knox, and Mt because the currency is won by mining.  Roll Eyes

I hope Mt Gox is as secure as Fort Knox..


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June 09, 2011, 07:02:55 PM
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June 14, 2011, 08:07:15 PM
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Aww, Mount Gox sounded nice in my head before I found out the real meaning Undecided

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June 14, 2011, 08:14:07 PM
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damn I always thought it was a play on Fort Knox as well  Roll Eyes
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June 14, 2011, 08:30:00 PM
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If the site ever has to surrender it will be "Mont Gaux" like it was French, hurf durf

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