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November 22, 2013, 06:38:22 PM
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I think the name is one of the reasons people don't take us seriously. When I tell them about it, they're like hmm "funny name"... Surely there must be better alternatives.
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November 22, 2013, 06:39:12 PM
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The market seems to think that it is acceptable.

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November 22, 2013, 06:41:55 PM
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Good enough. I can't think of anything better, can you?
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November 22, 2013, 06:47:51 PM
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Yes, but so is facebook.   Cheesy

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November 22, 2013, 06:50:13 PM
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Yes, but so is facebook.   Cheesy

twitter.
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November 22, 2013, 06:51:45 PM
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Yes, but so is facebook.   Cheesy
twitter.

#Brilliant  Cheesy

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November 22, 2013, 06:52:37 PM
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I haven't run into anyone who thinks its a funny name. I think twitter would have to be the least serious and odd name, but they are doing just fine haha.

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November 22, 2013, 06:56:13 PM
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It`s better that BBQ Coin at least. What I kind of have an issue with at this point is the `coin` part, but too late to change now.

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November 22, 2013, 06:56:46 PM
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Just think of how stupid the name "Google" was when they started to use it.

Doesn't matter now.  In the long run the name is only as stupid as the thing that it represents.

Satoshi could have called these Bozo Tokens and by the end of next year nobody would think it was silly anymore.
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November 22, 2013, 07:00:27 PM
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Bitcoin is definitely a misleading name.
Coins are indivisible units of a currency. Bitcoins are not.

Telling people that there will never be more than 21 Million Bitcoins always rings the alarm bell "there won't be enough".

OTOH, I couldn't think of a better, catchy name.

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November 22, 2013, 07:02:04 PM
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I say we rename it to TheDarkSlayerKingElf1337 coin

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November 22, 2013, 07:04:21 PM
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Let's just call it Cash.

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November 22, 2013, 07:04:57 PM
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It's short, memorable, and easy to pronounce. I'd say it's pretty good for a name.

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November 22, 2013, 07:07:05 PM
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It's short, memorable, and easy to pronounce. I'd say it's pretty good for a name.
Indeed, I also think the name is good.
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November 22, 2013, 07:09:51 PM
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It`s better that BBQ Coin at least.

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I think Bitcoin is a great name and don't see any problem with it. What do you suggest it be called?

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November 22, 2013, 07:10:31 PM
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I think the name is one of the reasons people don't take us seriously. When I tell them about it, they're like hmm "funny name"... Surely there must be better alternatives.

Yeah I totally agree. It's a great name for the technology itself. But for the currency, the actual units you transfer from one another, it's misleading, it's arbitrary at 100million "satoshis", and yeah, it sounds silly.

Personally I'd love to see it be called something people already know. Like credits from every sci-fi movie ever. It would make it much easier to explain to new people.
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November 22, 2013, 07:14:59 PM
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Everyone will be spending $atoshi's eventually so don't worry.

Notice how the Dollar sysmbol looks like an 'S'? Wink

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November 22, 2013, 07:22:03 PM
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I think the name is one of the reasons people don't take us seriously. When I tell them about it, they're like hmm "funny name"... Surely there must be better alternatives.

Yeah I totally agree. It's a great name for the technology itself. But for the currency, the actual units you transfer from one another, it's misleading, it's arbitrary at 100million "satoshis", and yeah, it sounds silly.

Personally I'd love to see it be called something people already know. Like credits from every sci-fi movie ever. It would make it much easier to explain to new people.

I dunno, just 'credits' would probably seem confusing ("Hey, have you heard of Credits?"). I suppose Cryptocredit or Bitcredit would work, but pretty much every other cryptocurrency has a 'coin' suffix so it seems to be working ok so far.

Everyone will be spending $atoshi's eventually so don't worry.


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November 22, 2013, 07:24:30 PM
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not really, it has a smell if bittorrent,

ppcoin on the other hands is
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November 22, 2013, 07:24:46 PM
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I think the name is one of the reasons people don't take us seriously. When I tell them about it, they're like hmm "funny name"... Surely there must be better alternatives.
see this -> BITCOINS [BIT] + [COINS] Bit from BITs, since is an electronic way(or digital if u care that much...) of sending money...
every data is transferred to one chip, to another, and is all using bit(electric signal pulses) one bit is one piece out of 8, from a byte...
So that's why the BIT, now the coin...well...no need to tell right?
so BITCOIN...like -> coin being send using BITs, Billions of bits but...are bits...

Any way..

No, no better name if u put a lot of tough on it...BUT i'm sure those peoples who say that, that  is a 'funny name' as u say...they don't know shit about IT

Yeh, another name could make bitcoin Stronger? i don't know, probably, cause when some one doesn't why the name is bitcoin...why would they thrust on it? make sence...that's why we need to make them believe on bitcoin, convince them to use on all day basis..

Me and my friend are finishing some online store, it's mainly for Brazil, BUT...may, may be for other country's too.
if anyone who know stuff like that can and do some with bitcoin, it will Grow, that simple...very simple..
Sorry for long text anyway...

And again, sorry for my bad english...i'm not THAT good on it for now....ps: i'm getting better ha ha

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