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October 30, 2011, 06:58:35 AM
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It's "ca-SAY-shuss"... rhymes with "so spacious"... and it is a name I made up.

It may suck, but I am selling more coins faster than I can produce them, so I'm not terribly worried.

Companies claiming they got hacked and lost your coins sounds like fraud so perfect it could be called fashionable.  I never believe them.  If I ever experience the misfortune of a real intrusion, I declare I have been honest about the way I have managed the keys in Casascius Coins.  I maintain no ability to recover or reproduce the keys, not even under limitless duress or total intrusion.  Remember that trusting strangers with your coins without any recourse is, as a matter of principle, not a best practice.  Don't keep coins online. Use paper wallets instead.
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October 30, 2011, 07:00:44 AM
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I always read it as 'casashious'.

I just think it's a dumb name.

I like it if it's pronounced my way :/

Let's just call them Cash-Ass coins as a nod to buttcoin Wink

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October 30, 2011, 07:05:06 AM
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I always read it as 'casashious'.

I just think it's a dumb name.

I like it if it's pronounced my way :/

Let's just call them Cash-Ass coins as a nod to buttcoin Wink


You're a genius.

I wonder if we should rename dialcoin to dialdiarrhea.

Well DiarrheaCoin would certainly imply a fast, slick service.

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October 30, 2011, 08:12:29 AM
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Well DiarrheaCoin would certainly imply a fast, slick service.

Nah, that name just stinks. It's a shit name. Sounds like you just pulled it out if your ass.

You guys have been reading the fetlife thread on SomethingAwful, haven't you?

All I can say is that this is Bitcoin. I don't believe it until I see six confirmations.
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October 30, 2011, 10:44:43 AM
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Just change the website name to something else and grab all the variations. Not enough people really know about them yet, do they?

This.  I would continue to sell your existing coins but if/when you decide to go for round 2 come up with a completely different name and this time spend the $80 or so to bulk register alternate versions.

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October 30, 2011, 01:17:25 PM
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Physicoin!  Cheesy

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October 30, 2011, 01:38:52 PM
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PhysiPhysi!

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October 30, 2011, 01:53:48 PM
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I hope whoever is suggesting new names aren't the same that said it needs a new name, cause your suggestions suck, really...

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October 30, 2011, 03:45:45 PM
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is there a nickname for a unit of 25btc?

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October 30, 2011, 03:52:38 PM
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is there a nickname for a unit of 25btc?
Suggestions:
1BTC:
  • Bitbuck
  • Brass
  • Crypt

25BTC:
  • Plate (reference to their goldplatedness)
  • Halfblock
  • Quartz

I myself like Crypt and Plate.

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October 30, 2011, 04:13:12 PM
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BTC -- I'd just go with "coin" Tongue
For larger amounts -- 50 BTC = a block.

(BFL)^2 < 0
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October 30, 2011, 04:15:01 PM
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BTC -- I'd just go with "coin" Tongue
For larger amounts -- 50 BTC = a block.
For 1 BTC, I was looking for something similar to "a buck". But I guess that may evolve by itself over time.
50 BTC being a block, I agree with. We don't have any physical 50 BTC coins though Tongue

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October 30, 2011, 04:21:11 PM
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These names for bigger chunks of bitcoin makes me think we're expecting prices to keep going down instead of up...

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October 30, 2011, 04:32:18 PM
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These names for bigger chunks of bitcoin makes me think we're expecting prices to keep going down instead of up...
Well, I was just suggesting names for the Casascius coins, which already exist, and 50 BTC being a block is obvious.

More suggestions then:
0.01 BTC
  • Ferm (screw "cent". Fermium is the 100th element in the periodic table)
  • Boil (100°C is the boiling point of water)
  • Bang (more bang for your buck)

0.001 BTC
  • m (just "m". As in, I've got three em in my pocket.)
  • Bip (no reason)
  • Leap (The year 1000 was a leap year. Also, cryptocurrency is a great leap forward in monetary exchange.)

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October 30, 2011, 04:48:40 PM
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25BTC - A GoldBit?
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October 30, 2011, 04:49:30 PM
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25BTC - A GoldBit?
That sounds like it's keyed to gold…

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October 30, 2011, 05:00:52 PM
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is there a nickname for a unit of 25btc?
Suggestions:
1BTC:
  • Bitbuck
  • Brass
  • Crypt

25BTC:
  • Plate (reference to their goldplatedness)
  • Halfblock
  • Quartz

I myself like Crypt and Plate.

25 BTC should be a "Jesus."  As in, "Jesus, that's a lot of money."  Also, it was his birthday.

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October 30, 2011, 05:04:24 PM
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25 BTC should be a "Jesus."  As in, "Jesus, that's a lot of money."  Also, it was his birthday.
I am strongly against using religious names for bitcoin. Unless we call 50 BTC a "Darwin", since it's obviously worth more Roll Eyes

Or we could just call a ScamCoin a "god".

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October 30, 2011, 05:12:27 PM
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25 BTC should be a "Jesus."  As in, "Jesus, that's a lot of money."  Also, it was his birthday.
I am strongly against using religious names for bitcoin. Unless we call 50 BTC a "Darwin", since it's obviously worth more Roll Eyes

Or we could just call a ScamCoin a "god".

LOL.  I am not religious in the least - just a comedian.

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October 30, 2011, 05:51:40 PM
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These names for bigger chunks of bitcoin makes me think we're expecting prices to keep going down instead of up...
Well, I was just suggesting names for the Casascius coins, which already exist, and 50 BTC being a block is obvious.
As long as it is qualified with a set point in time, I suppose it is.

I think that Bitcoin might be as good an opportunity as any to get people using scientific notation.  That could be shortened to something like:

    ' 20 neg-threes'   (e.g., 20E-03, 20x10^-3)

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