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December 10, 2010, 06:08:49 PM
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Let's use Bitcoin (singular, with upper case letter b) to describe the protocol, network, and software, and bitcoin(s) (singular or plural, with lower case letter b) to describe actual bitcoins, as generated by computers.

Examples:
  • "He installed Bitcoin on my system"
  • "I sent you a bitcoin"
  • "You sent me five bitcoins"
  • "I will accept bitcoins in exchange for US dollars"
  • "I will accept payment via Bitcoin"
  • "I will accept payment in bitcoins"

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December 10, 2010, 07:18:23 PM
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Good luck with that. Wink
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December 10, 2010, 07:27:02 PM
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This is how I use the terms when I'm not being sloppy. I read the idea somewhere else in this forum and it made sense.
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December 10, 2010, 07:55:33 PM
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  • "Where my bitcoins at, bitch?"

And that should cover everything, right?

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December 10, 2010, 08:29:53 PM
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I like the suggestion, hadn't heard it before. I'm trying to follow it now.

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December 10, 2010, 08:37:52 PM
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i like the word money Smiley

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December 10, 2010, 08:43:10 PM
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i like the word money Smiley
Indeed, "where's my money, bitch?" sounds better than my example. I just want everyone to be on the same page in that, despite their relation, Bitcoin differs from bitcoins.

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December 10, 2010, 09:02:05 PM
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s/money/sandwich/

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December 10, 2010, 09:13:04 PM
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s/money/sandwich/
You're gonna have to explain that one if you want me to understand it.

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December 10, 2010, 09:23:50 PM
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s/money/sandwich/
You're gonna have to explain that one if you want me to understand it.
too... lazy... Smiley

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December 22, 2010, 03:09:33 PM
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"The bitcoin, as opposed to the US dollar or the euro, does not have a central issuing authority."

By using the word the, we can allow for sentence usage more similar to other currencies.

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December 23, 2010, 12:22:42 PM
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Should we have identical singular and plural forms: one bitcoin, two bitcoin? I would prefer to keep the plural "s" out of this. It's hard to see how identical forms for bitcoin would complicate life, and I think it might help simplify things, at least in a marginal way.
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December 23, 2010, 01:50:52 PM
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I will try to follow the convention, but as someone said earlier, good luck with this.

  • "Where my bitcoins at, bitch?"

And that should cover everything, right?

"Where my Bitcoin at, bitch?" works also for the non-tech-savy pimp. Cheesy
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December 23, 2010, 10:16:33 PM
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"Where my Bitcoin at, bitch?" works also for the non-tech-savy pimp. Cheesy
Only if said bitch deleted the shortcut to said pimp's Bitcoin client from his desktop.

Moral of the story: don't ever let a bitch touch your rig.

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