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December 27, 2011, 08:45:06 PM
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I'm involved in development of Electrum client, which is very cool concept of chainless Bitcoin clients. Electrum client don't handle copy of Bitcoin blockchain, but ask servers for necessary information. Few days ago I proposed new version of network protocol (https://docs.google.com/document/d/17zHy1SUlhgtCMbypO8cHgpWH73V5iUQKk_0rWvMqSNs/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1) and I'm implementing server on top of this specification (not finished yet; https://gitorious.org/electrum-server/electrum-server/). My goal is to provide general-purpose server protocol and implementation, which act as overlay network over Bitcoin p2p network, providing bitcoin-related services for lightweight clients, eshop implementations etc.

genjix suggested that such server protocol/implementation should have it's own name to not confuse Electrum users. Although I like name "Electrum", I agree that using another name for server side and protocol is really good idea.

So I'm opening this contest to find some cool sounding name for such overlay network. I'm keeping the right to not pick any of suggested name and only the winner receive those 2 BTC. Please don't propose anything with bit* or *coin, I think there's already a lot of projects with similar names.

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December 27, 2011, 08:48:20 PM
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First !

I propose Electricity or Tesla or Electra or ...
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December 27, 2011, 08:50:00 PM
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How about the Furnace Network™
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December 27, 2011, 08:53:37 PM
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Thanks. I think the name should be a little more unique, making it easy to find relevant info in search engine (try "Bitcoin Tesla", you'll receive a lot of results about Nvidia Tesla).

Also it should not be some name with registered trademark.

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December 27, 2011, 08:55:20 PM
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OK. How about Electrine ?
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December 27, 2011, 09:19:17 PM
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I don't understand why you can't just extend the core Bitcoin protocol. Bitcoin nodes are already doing a lot of work for each transaction - how much more overhead is it to index all transactions by address/pubkey (might need migration away from bdb).
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December 27, 2011, 09:19:26 PM
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How about electrolysis

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December 27, 2011, 09:20:24 PM
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Since Electrum is an alloy of silver and gold: ArAu.

Some of the oldest known coins are made of Electrum and were found in Lydia. They are called Stater.

It's assumed that in Egypt, Electrum was called Asem.

The obvious Net can be added to each of them too.

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December 27, 2011, 09:44:54 PM
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positron, the antimatter counterpart of the electron (or positronum if you prefer)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positron
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December 27, 2011, 09:58:44 PM
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I don't understand why you can't just extend the core Bitcoin protocol.

Mike, this is contest about new name, not discussion about proposal. But feel free to open discussion in Electrum thread or on #electrum IRC.

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December 27, 2011, 11:00:09 PM
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Unchained.
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December 27, 2011, 11:15:42 PM
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December 27, 2011, 11:34:55 PM
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XCXP - Extensible Cryptounit Exchange Protocol

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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December 28, 2011, 12:16:58 AM
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First !

I propose Electricity or Tesla or Electra or ...

+1 electricity

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December 28, 2011, 12:18:30 AM
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I pretty like Electricity, but try to put "Bitcoin Electricity" to Google ... ;-)

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December 28, 2011, 12:19:34 AM
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While you know my suggestions:

Electrite (my favourite)

and

Electrolyte
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December 28, 2011, 12:36:48 AM
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Thanks for another suggestions.

Names don't need to be related to Electrum. Name should be also pronounceable and easy to write ;-).

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December 28, 2011, 12:37:45 AM
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+1 for Electrine. How about you create a poll with the suggested names so far?

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December 28, 2011, 12:41:58 AM
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How about you create a poll with the suggested names so far?

I'll wait one or two days to collect few sounding names and then I offer the poll.

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December 28, 2011, 02:08:01 AM
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Skybit Network

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