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July 31, 2011, 02:40:37 AM
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I've stated before that since the real point of "mining" is transaction processing, that "transaction processing" is what it should be called.

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July 31, 2011, 02:52:49 AM
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The more I think about this the more I like the term auditing. Because it is tedious work that most people abhor, and that will make them recognise that it is hard damned work. lol

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July 31, 2011, 03:04:51 AM
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This is a good suggestion.

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July 31, 2011, 03:53:28 AM
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You need to consider that if bitcoin is picked up by the general public, how it's actually produced will be rather irrelevant, as will the terms 'miner' or 'auditor' to the end user. They just want their latte...not all of them are going to have an ASIC rack in their closet...

On a side note, I rarely describe the process as 'mining', I always find myself referring to it as hashing...

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July 31, 2011, 04:51:38 AM
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'miner' makes me feel like such an adventurer though...... and there are many......

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August 03, 2011, 12:38:31 PM
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If we promote it as "auditing" instead of "mining", that should drive the difficulty down by making it sound boring! But on the negative side, it may attract Scientologists.  Cool

Speaking as an ex-Scientologist I'll comment on that. "Auditing" in a Scientology sense is pretty much unknown except to insiders, so if a Scientologist sees the word in general use he assumes it is being used in one of its regular English meanings and there is rarely any confusion. There *is* confusion of course when a cultie uses the word to a non-cultie who thinks it is being used in its regular sense. In other words, bitcoin miners becoming bitcoin auditors wouldn't make any difference with regard to the culties.
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